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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Delaware County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 563,384. Delaware County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. In Delaware County, most residents own their homes. In Delaware County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Delaware County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Delaware County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,032
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    254.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    117.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,416.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Delaware County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,839
National
$55,322

Delaware County Reviews

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There are a lot of places in this area that are nice. They are contstantly updating and fixing things up to keep things looking nice, new stores are always being built and replacing old ones. Its friendly and a great and safe place for kids. I live in Ridley right outside of the city and we dont have to deal with the city trafic but we are still in close proximity to everything in the city and the airport! its a great location.
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Very nice place to live with a lot of different options for food, entertainment, etc. Very close to South Philly, so it is easy to get down to sports complexes. People don't leave...ever! If you live here, you'll likely run into someone that's lived there their entire life.
I would like to see a change in our community! A lot of people think they're better than others, and that they are entitled to have something just because their skin is a certain color. We all are human and hearts beat the same.