Delhi is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,863 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Delhi is the 131st largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Delhi is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Delhi is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Delhi who work in office and administrative support (12.56%), personal care services (10.58%), and maintenance occupations (8.90%).
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.75 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small town, Delhi doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Delhi who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.01% of the adults in Delhi have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Delhi in 2010 was $19,252, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,008 for a family of four. However, Delhi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Delhi also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.85% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Delhi is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Delhi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Delhi residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Delhi include Irish, English, German, French, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Delhi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.