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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.

People

Total Population 7,261
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,352
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,315
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $647
Median House Value $83,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 9.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Delphos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio
County Allen
Metro Area Lima
Standard Zip Codes 45833
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.843
Longitude -84.341

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)

Station VAN WERT 1 S
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station LIMA WWTP
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station PAULDING
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elida 1,962 $75,341
Fort Jennings 448 $71,458
Middle Point 534 $55,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Delphos Public Libraries

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

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
901 WILDCAT LN
419-695-1786
Serves 333 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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