A
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%

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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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I have lived in Delaware for 18 years, which has been my whole life so far. I plan on staying here forever because it is a perfect place to raise a family! There is little to no safety issues. With great schools, and many activities to do around, you can't go wrong!
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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!
I've been a resident of Delaware all my life, and I honestly don't have many bad comments about it. Delaware has a great sense of community, and very family friendly. Another perk of Delaware, is if you get board and cant find anything in town to do, its only about a 25 minute drive into Polaris, Columbus, and the Outlet mall.