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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    C
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
Delaware County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 563,527. 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
$239,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,055
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

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
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
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
$71,539
National
$55,322

Delaware County Reviews

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Growing up in Delaware County, I always loved the scenery. The green fields, rolling hills, and many towns with lots of friendly people. Overall, I think Delaware County is a wonderful place to start a family, it has many nice houses and stores that are too far a of a drive away. However, a lot has changed over the years. There are more and more houses being built and things are becoming more expensive but Delaware County still has it's wonderful community parks and events that bring people together. For example every year my local township, Concord Township, always hosts a free community event at the local park. Families all gather to see sponsored food venues in the area, children get face paintings and enjoy the various activities that are there. At the end of the night they always have a fire work show, which was always my favorite part when I went as a kid. Although Delaware County is not perfect I would say that it is full of great communities with great people.
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I love the friendly environment my neighborhood brings. I have many friends who live near me, the weather never really gets bad besides a few storms towards the end of summer. Additionally, local communities are supportive, and it is easy to get to places as it is near route 1, 202, and interstate-95. There are malls, great grocery stores, and places for students to go to after school. In addition, schools within Delaware County are competitive in both academics and sports. The teachers create a safe place for students to come in every day to learn. My school district offers me support and opportunities.
As a resident for four years straight, this area has absolutely everything that one needs around the corner. This area includes Media, a suburban neighborhood with small, but quaint restaurants that all families can enjoy and walk around. This county has all stores, restaurants, and recreational activities (such as the Ridley Creek Trail) at your convenience. Overall, the costs of living in this area is well invested.