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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Delaware is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 38,193. Delaware is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Delaware offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Delaware there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Delaware and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Delaware are highly rated.
About Delaware...
Population
38,193

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Delaware 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
    53
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    89
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    303
    500
  • Theft
    1,414
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Delaware

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,154
National
$55,322
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Delaware Reviews

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It's a very small town, where you will pretty much always see someone you know when you are out and about! The relationships you will build with your neighbors and community friends will last you a lifetime! I just wish there was more to do, although the community does provide several parks, gyms, a swimming pool and more.
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The people are very friendly and the town loves to appreciate its history. The town is filled with small business and amazing restaurants. Summers here are the best with the St. Mary's festival, the Delaware Arts Festival and farmer's markets every Saturday morning!
I've grown up in Delaware. The area maintains the feel of a relatively small town while offering the resources of a moderate sized metropolitan area due to it's proximity to Columbus, Ohio. Residents of Delaware place a lot of value on the arts, hosting a symphony orchestra, an annual arts festival, and a variety of smaller groups. There are a variety of churches in the area for the more religious types. Walking trails are available and a branch of the YMCA opened within the last five years and is very well kept for those who want to focus on physical fitness. The traffic patterns leave something to be desired, but crime is fairly low as far as I know and the local public schools are decent. Overall, it hasn't been a bad place to grow up.