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Delaware is a city in Delaware County, in the Columbus metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community is named for the Indian tribe; another says it derives from Thomas West, 3d Lord de la Warr, who was first governor of Virginia
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Delaware. For links to other places called Delaware, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Delaware is 40.298N. The longitude is -83.068W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,358.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$46,030
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Delaware demographic reports
Delaware is on the Olentangy River
Former and merged names include:
· Millville
Indians settled here around a sulphur springs
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Rutherford B. Hayes
· F. Sherwood Rowland, winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry
Local festivals include:
  • Delaware County Fair - Sept. 15-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Delaware web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Alum Creek State Park, Delaware State Park
Delaware attractions: Perkins Observatory, Olentangy Indian Caverns
Historic sites and museums: Nash House Museum
Colleges and universities: Ohio Wesleyan University

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Delaware demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Delaware County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Columbus area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 43015 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Delaware residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Delaware ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Delaware was $20,633, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Delaware residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Delaware include Sandusky Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Delaware, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.


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Libraries in Delaware include Delaware County District Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Delaware include Delaware Gazette, Delaware News

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Politics

Delaware County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Delaware political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Delaware workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Delaware between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Delaware include Amerihost Inn, Super 8, Travelodge.

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More info about Delaware:

DUPLICATE NAMES
Other OH communities named Delaware:
  �Delaware County township
  �Hancock County township
  �Defiance County township

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