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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$842
National
$928
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
    29
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    97
    41
  • Robbery
    34
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    486
    525
  • Theft
    1,946
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,367
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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The area is nice and quiet. Just a five minute walk to downtown Delaware where there are several delicious food options. Lovely people and always something to do for kids, family and even the adults!
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I have grown up in Delaware and really would like to find an excellent job in the local vicinity; everything that I need is in this community and keeps me close to everything that I care about. The last thing that I would really need to make it perfect is a job that is something that I could see myself retiring from and having it be my last job- thus ending the ongoing hunt for something better.
Within the city of Delaware there are numerous pharmacies, several groceries, plentiful gas stations, a couple antique stores, a nice variety of restaurants and fast food establishments, honest mechanics, attorneys and accountants. Fortunately there are also quite a few unique small businesses. There is a health food store that offers classes, a teacher supply store that brings in popular authors, a couple cozy coffee houses, a shoe repair store and more. If someone wants the mall experience, a half hour drive is all it takes. It is easy and convenient to find everything a person needs in a small town environment.