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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

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
    62
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    97
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    398
    500
  • Theft
    1,847
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,472
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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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!
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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.
Delaware combines the modern comforts of a growing suburb with the small town, relaxed lifestyle and friendly neighbors. Our schools are highly rated and produce some of the finest citizens who are ready to lead the next generation. If I could improve anything about Delaware, I would improve the infrastructure. The roads are a bit too cramped, and many need to be repaired. Otherwise, Delaware, Ohio is a great place to live in the great State of Ohio.