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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Delaware was $20,633, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Delaware residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Delaware include Sandusky Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Delaware, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.
Libraries in Delaware include Delaware County District Library ... View libraries
Delaware County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Delaware political report.
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.
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