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  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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 188,996. Delaware County is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Delaware County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Delaware County there are a lot of 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
188,996

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    44
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    71
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250
    500
  • Theft
    1,234
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$94,234
National
$55,322
Children
23%
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
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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.