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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Delaware County is located in Ohio with a population of 193,024. Delaware County is one of the best places to live in Ohio. In Delaware County, most residents own their homes. In Delaware County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Delaware County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Delaware County are highly rated.
Population
193,024

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Delaware County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,234.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Delaware County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,229
National
$55,322

Delaware County Reviews

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Delaware is a very safe community, with great schools, and a fun historic downtown area! I love that there are a lot of community activities, like the county fair, Delaware arts show, and farmers market. The only thing that I wish I would change is that there needs to be more things to do for the teenagers because there isn't much for them.
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I have lived near Delaware nearly my entire life, and lived in the town for a few years as well. In my years around the area I think it’s a real up and coming town. It has a very nice old time feel with well-preserved turn of the century and older homes and buildings. It’s a very safe area with a wonderful police force that keeps us safe, as well as a honest community that looks out of each other. Once I graduate from Franklin University, I hope to move back to this wonderful town!
My overall experience of Delaware, Ohio is a pretty good one. I have lived in this county for almost 13 years now, and I would not want to move! I love where my house is at because I do not believe that I have ever seen a prettier sunset. Also, the people are great here. They are friendly enough to talk to you if you want someone to talk to, but they do not care to get all up in your business.
However, I would like to the the roads fixed up. There are cracks and other things, like trash on the sides of the roads, that just make everything look bummy.