Delaware, OH

Delaware profile

Living in Delaware

Delaware is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 41,302 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Delaware is the 29th largest community in Ohio.

Delaware real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Delaware house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Delaware is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Delaware is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Delaware who work in management occupations (11.57%), office and administrative support (10.05%), and sales jobs (9.76%).

Also of interest is that Delaware has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.04% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The citizens of Delaware are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.49% of adults in Delaware have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Delaware in 2018 was $33,355, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,420 for a family of four. However, Delaware contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Delaware is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Delaware home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Delaware residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Delaware include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Delaware is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.