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Delaware County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Delaware County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat Delaware
Largest city Delaware*
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

456 sq mi (1,181 km²)
442 sq mi (1,146 km²)
14 sq mi (35 km²), 2.97%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

110,106
249/sq mi (96/km²)
Founded February 10, 1808[1]
Named for the Leanape (Delaware)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.delaware.oh.us
Footnotes: *Based on population just within the county.[2]

Delaware County is a fast-growing suburban county located in the state of Ohio, United States, within the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 population estimates, Delaware County's population of 142,503 made it the fastest growing county in Ohio, and the 11th fastest growing in the U.S. from 2000 to 2004. The Census Bureau estimates its 2007 population to be 160,865. Its county seat is the City of Delaware[3], and both are named after the Delaware (Lenape) tribe.[4] The county is expected to see explosive growth in the years to come as young people that want to escape from the city, move to the suburbs of southern Delaware County.

According to Forbes Magazine, Delaware County is the fifth best place in the United States to raise a family and the best place in the state of Ohio to reside. It was home to former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Contents

Government

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 456 square miles (1,181 km²). 442 square miles (1,146 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (35 km²) of it is water. The total area is 2.97% water.

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Adjacent counties

Lakes and rivers

The major rivers of the county are the Scioto River, Olentangy River, Alum Creek, and the Big Walnut Creek. These waterways run from north to south across the county. The Alum Creek Lake[5] and the Delaware Lake[6] are reservoirs created on Alum Creek and the Olentangy River, respectively.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 2,000
1820 7,639 282.0%
1830 11,504 50.6%
1840 22,060 91.8%
1850 21,817 −1.1%
1860 23,902 9.6%
1870 25,175 5.3%
1880 27,381 8.8%
1890 27,189 −0.7%
1900 26,401 −2.9%
1910 27,182 3.0%
1920 26,013 −4.3%
1930 26,016 0%
1940 26,780 2.9%
1950 30,278 13.1%
1960 36,107 19.3%
1970 42,908 18.8%
1980 53,840 25.5%
1990 66,929 24.3%
2000 109,989 64.3%
Est. 2008 165,026 50.0%
Population 1810-2007.[1][7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 109,989 people, 39,674 households, and 30,668 families residing in the county. The population density is 249 people per square mile (96/km²). There were 42,374 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile (37/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.25% White, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population. 26.8% were of German, 11.7% Irish, 11.3% English, 10.7% American and 6.9% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 39,674 households out of which 40.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% were non-families. 18.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $67,258, and the median income for a family was $76,453. Males had a median income of $51,428 versus $33,041 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,600. About 2.90% of families and 3.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.40% of those under the age of 18 and 4.80% of those 65 and older.

By 2007, the median income for a household and for a family had risen to $80,526 and $94,099 respectively.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Delaware County is the 21st fastest growing county in the United States. Its populated on July 1, 2008 was estimated at 165,026.[7]

Localities

Municipalities

1 Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Columbus extend into both Delaware County and Fairfield County.
2 Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Dublin extend into both Delaware County and Union County.
3 Mainly in Franklin County, but a part of Westerville extends into Delaware County.

Other places

Map of Delaware County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Townships

School districts

1 Mainly in Knox County, with portions in Delaware County
2 Mainly in Franklin County, with portions in Delaware County and Union County
3 Mainly in Marion County, with portions in Delaware County
4 Mainly in Morrow County, with portions in Delaware County
5 Mainly in Licking County, with portions in Delaware County
6 Mainly in Union County, with portions in Delaware County
7 Mainly in Franklin County, with portions in Delaware County

Transportation

Highways

Interstate 71 and U.S. Highway 23 pass through the county. Interstate 71 crosses over Alum Creek immediately south of the Alum Creek Lake recreation area.

Airports

The area is served by the Delaware Municipal Airport[10], which is strategically located to serve the rapidly developing southern Delaware County area and the north portion of the Franklin County and Columbus, Ohio, areas. The airport contains a 5,000 foot runway, flight terminal, lounges, and weather briefing areas. It is home to approximately 80 aircraft and an estimated 40,000 operations take place per year. Several smaller airports are located in the county.

Media

The Delaware Gazette, a morning daily founded in 1885, is the dominant local newspaper in Delaware County, while the Sunbury News, a weekly community newspaper, serves eastern Delaware County and residents of the Big Walnut Local School District. Both publications are owned by Brown Publishing Company.

Additional local print publications include the Delaware News, which is owned by Columbus-based Suburban News Publications, ThisWeek in Delaware, which is owned by the Columbus Dispatch, and the Transcript, the student paper at Ohio Wesleyan University. Local residents often subscribe to out-of-town papers as well; the New York Times and The Columbus Dispatch are popular among many.

Points and activities of Interest

The Ohio Wesleyan University, located in Delaware, Ohio, is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States and one of the Five Colleges of Ohio.

Delaware, Ohio is famous for The Little Brown Jug, an internationally famous harness race which is part of the Triple Crown of harness racing.

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio is the Methodist graduate school seminary located between Delaware and Columbus, Ohio. It is often referred to as METHESCO.

Additional notable places include:

  • Perkins Observatory, offers many educational lectures, lessons in stargazing, and a library complete with astronomical computer programs.
  • The "Big Ear" radio telescope was once located here.
  • Delaware County Fair Delaware County Fair
  • Delaware Municipal Airport [10] Annual Air Fair
  • The Delaware County District Library, website
  • Polaris Fashion Place, on the northern edge of Columbus, is located in Delaware County. It is one of central Ohio's main shopping destinations.
  • The Germain Amphitheater, formerly the Polaris Amphitheater, closed at the end of 2007[11]
  • Alum Creek State Park[5] and the Delaware State Park[6] bring millions of local, national, and international visitors to the area each year.

Notable natives and residents

Notable natives include Rutherford B. Hayes, who was the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). His wife, Lucy Webb Hayes, was one of the most popular of first ladies. She strongly supported the Temperance, and no alcohol was served in the White House during the Hayes administration. This prompting the press to call her "Lemonade Lucy." She also introduced the Children's Easter egg roll, Egg rolling, on the White House lawn.

Among the famous who have inhabited or been associated with the county are:

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Delaware County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Delaware.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  2. ^ "Delaware County data (population)". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39041. Retrieved 2007-05-10.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "Delaware County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39041&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  5. ^ a b "Alum Creek State Park". http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/alum.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-12.  
  6. ^ a b "Delaware State Park". http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/PARKS/parks/delaware.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-12.  
  7. ^ a b http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/CO-EST2008-08.html
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  9. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=05000US18057&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US18%7C05000US18057&_street=&_county=delaware+county&_cityTown=delaware+county&_state=04000US39&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=050&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  10. ^ a b "Delaware Airport". http://www.delawareohio.net/departments/airport. Retrieved 2007-09-12.  
  11. ^ "End of the Road for Germain Amphitheater?". http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2007/09/16/1_GERMAIN_KEITH.ART_ART_09-16-07_A1_0P7TPJ2.html. Retrieved 2008-05-19.  
  12. ^ "Library of Congress Online Catalog". http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v3=1&DB=local&CMD=010a+2007001849&CNT=10+records+per+page. Retrieved 2007-09-12.  

Further reading

  • Buckingham, Ray, E. Delaware County Then and Now, History Book, Inc., 1976
  • History of Delaware County and Ohio. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., 1880
  • Lytle, A. R., History of Delaware County Ohio, Delaware, 1908
  • Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, union and Morrow, Ohio, Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1895

External links

Coordinates: 40°17′N 83°01′W / 40.28°N 83.01°W / 40.28; -83.01


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Delaware County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Delaware County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 10, 1808[1]
Seat Delaware
Largest City Delaware*
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.97%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

110106
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.delaware.oh.us
Named for: the Leanape (Delaware)
*Based on population just within the county.[2]

Delaware County is a fast-growing suburban county located in the state of Ohio, United States, within the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 population estimates, Delaware County's population of 142,503 made it the fastest growing county in Ohio, and the 11th fastest growing in the U.S. from 2000 to 2004. The Census Bureau estimates its 2006 population to be 156,697. Its county seat is the City of Delaware6, and both are named after the Delaware (Lenape) tribe.[3]

Contents

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,181 km² (456 sq mi). 1,146 km² (442 sq mi) of it is land and 35 km² (14 sq mi) of it is water. The total area is 2.97% water.

Adjacent counties

Lakes and rivers

The major rivers of the county are the Scioto River, Olentangy River, Alum Creek, and the Big Walnut Creek. These waterways run from north to south across the county. The Alum Creek Lake[4] and the Delaware Lake[5] are reservoirs created on Alum Creek and the Olentangy River, respectively.

Demographics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 population estimates, there are 142,503 people, and 54,906 households. According to the 2000 census there are 30,668 families residing in the county. The population density is 96/km² (249/sq mi). There are 54,906 housing units at an average density of 37/km² (96/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county is 94.25% White, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 54,906 households out of which 40.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.70% are married couples living together, 6.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% are non-families. 18.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $67,258, and the median income for a family is $76,453. Males have a median income of $51,428 versus $33,041 for females. The per capita income for the county is $31,600. 3.80% of the population and 2.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.40% of those under the age of 18 and 4.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Localities

Map of Delaware County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

1 Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Columbus extend into both Delaware County and Fairfield County.
2 Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Dublin extend into both Delaware County and Union County.
3 Mainly in Franklin County, but a part of Westerville extends into Delaware County.

Other places

Townships

School districts

1 Mainly in Knox County, with portions in Delaware County
2 Mainly in Franklin County, with portions in Delaware County and Union County
3 Mainly in Marion County, with portions in Delaware County
4 Mainly in Morrow County, with portions in Delaware County
5 Mainly in Licking County, with portions in Delaware County
6 Mainly in Union County, with portions in Delaware County
7 Mainly in Franklin County, with portions in Delaware County

Transportation

Highways

Interstate 71 and U.S. Highway 23 pass through the county. Interstate 71 crosses over Alum Creek immediately south of the Alum Creek Lake recreation area.

Airports

The area is served by the Delaware Municipal Airport[6], which is strategically located to serve the rapidly developing southern Delaware County area and the north portion of the Franklin County and Columbus, Ohio, areas. The airport contains a 5,000 foot runway, flight terminal, lounges, and weather briefing areas. It is home to approximately 80 aircraft and an estimated 40,000 operations take place per year. Several smaller airports are located in the county.

Media

The Delaware Gazette, a morning daily founded in 1885, is the dominant local newspaper in Delaware, County. It is owned by Brown Publishing Company, Inc. Additional local print publications include the Delaware News, which is owned by Columbus-based Suburban News Publications, ThisWeek in Delaware, which is owned by the Columbus Dispatch, and the Transcript, the student paper at Ohio Wesleyan University. Local residents often subscribe to out-of-town papers as well; the New York Times and The Columbus Dispatch are popular among many.

Points and activities of Interest

The Ohio Wesleyan University, located in Delaware, Ohio, is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States and one of the Five Colleges of Ohio.

Delaware, Ohio is famous for The Little Brown Jug, an internationally famous harness race which is part of the Triple Crown of harness racing.

The The Methodist Theological School in Ohio is the Methodist graduate school seminary located between Delaware and Columbus. It is often referred to as METHESCO.

Additional notable places include:

  • Perkins Observatory, offers many educational lectures, lessons in stargazing, and a library complete with astronomical computer programs.
  • The "Big Ear" radio telescope was once located here.
  • Delaware County Fair
  • Delaware Municipal Airport [6] Annual Air Fair
  • The Delaware County District Library, website
  • The Methodist Theological School in Ohio
  • Polaris Fashion Place, on the northern edge of Columbus, partly overlaps Delaware, County. It is one of central Ohio's main shopping destinations.
  • The Polaris Amphitheater, now the Germain Amphitheater, brings in top entertainers from around the world.
  • Alum Creek State Park[4] and the Delaware State Park[5] bring millions of local, national, and international visitors to the area each year.

Notable natives and residents

Notable natives include Rutherford B. Hayes, who was the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). His wife, Lucy Webb Hayes, was one of the most popular of first ladies. She strongly supported the Temperance, and no alcohol was served in the White House during the Hayes administration. This prompting the press to call her "Lemonade Lucy." She also introduced the children's, Easter egg roll, Egg rolling, on the White House lawn.

Among the famous who have inhabited or been associated with the county are:

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Delaware County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39041 |title = Delaware County data (population) |accessdate = 2007-05-10 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39041&sid=0 |title = Delaware County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  4. ^ a b Alum Creek State Park. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  5. ^ a b Delaware State Park. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  6. ^ a b Delaware Airport. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  7. ^ Library of Congress Online Catalog. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  • Buckingham, Ray, E. Delaware County Then and Now, History Book, Inc., 1976
  • History of Delaware County and Ohio. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., 1880
  • Lytle, A. R., History of Delaware County Ohio, Delaware, 1908
  • Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, union and Morrow, Ohio, Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1895

External links

Coordinates: 40°17′N 83°01′W / 40.28, -83.01

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