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Delta is a charter township in Eaton County, in the Lansing metro area.
The community was named for the shape of a river bend, which resembled the Greek letter delta
The latitude of Delta is 42.726N. The longitude is -84.66W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 860 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 29,682.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Delta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eaton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lansing area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48911 ZIP code.
23% of Delta residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Delta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Delta was $27,048, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Delta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Delta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $574. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,081.
Eaton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Delta political report.
The average commute time for Delta workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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