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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Delaware is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 39,219. Delaware is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Delaware offers residents a sparse 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
39,219

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse 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
    50.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,241.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Delaware

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,035
National
$55,322
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Delaware Reviews

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Delaware is a wonderful town! The downtown area has a little bit of everything, whether that's food, seeing a movie or shopping. There are lots of nearby parks as well as other grocery stores and shopping centers. I love living there it feels like home, and the community is great! As a college student too, it has a little bit of everything I need and what isn't downtown probably isn't too far of a drive.
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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.
Delaware is a quiet, relaxing town. It can be described as a simple place with friendly people who are always willing to help you out. There is plenty of places within walking distance in every direction and a lovely amount of greenery. There are parks and it is a generally safe community that is dedicated to the safety of its citizens. I have had no major issues since coming to Delaware and think it is a nice community, especially for new families.