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Overview

Introduction to Delphos, Ohio

Delphos, Ohio, in Allen county, is 45 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 70 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is included in the Lima metropolitan area.

Delphos History

Delphos was founded by Reverend John O. Bredeick and Ferdinand Bredeick, his brother. It was established in the midst of the Great Black Swamp in 1844. In 1845, the brothers platted the east and west sides of the city, which was a town at that point. The towns, named East and West Bredeick, were founded on the Miami & Erie Canal which also opened that year. Delphos was officially incorporated on February 7, 1851.

Delphos and Nearby Attractions

  • Allen County Museum
  • Fort Amanda
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Black Pine Animal Park
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
  • Swiss Valley

Things To Do In Delphos

Museums in the area include Allen County Museum, Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum and the Bicycle Museum of America. Historic sites such as Fort Amanda, Fort Recovery and the Limberlost State Historic Site are situated nearby. There are also several parks in the region, namely, Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, Independence Dam State Park and Indian Lake State Park. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and Schedel Arboretum and Gardens are other popular destinations near Delphos.

Delphos Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Delphos Higher Education

James A Rhodes State College, Ohio State University - Lima and University of Northwestern Ohio are nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,216
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+3,430
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,190
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,894

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,194
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$693
Median House Value$86,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Irish10.1%
English3.2%
Italian2.6%
Dutch2.4%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.7%
Swiss1.6%
Canadian1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Lithuanian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
African0.1%
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Delphos Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allen County
Standard Zip Codes45833
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.84
Approximate Longitude-84.33

Delphos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationVAN WERT 1 S
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationLIMA WWTP
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationPAULDING
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elida1,935$76,696
Fort Jennings483$74,306
Middle Point549$45,250
Ottoville923$70,833
Spencerville2,339$45,710
Venedocia157$51,250

Delphos Public Libraries

Delphos Public Library
309 W. 2ND ST.
Delphos, Ohio
(419) 695-4015

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Delphos Public Schools

Franklin Elementary School
424 E 4th St
ZIP: 45833
(419) 692-8766
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Jefferson High School
901 Wildcat Ln
ZIP: 45833
(419) 695-1786
High
Total Enrollment 363
Jefferson Middle School
227 N Jefferson St
ZIP: 45833
(419) 695-2523
Middle
Total Enrollment 226
Landeck Elementary School
14750 Landeck Rd
ZIP: 45833
(419) 695-3185
Primary
Total Enrollment 125

Delphos Private Schools

St John High School
515 E 2nd St
ZIP: 45833
Secondary
Total Enrollment 252
St John' S Elementary School
110 N Pierce St
ZIP: 45833
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 694
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