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Delaware County, Ohio

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Delaware County is a county in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 174,2143 Its county seat is Delaware4 The county was formed in 1808 from Franklin County, Ohio Both the county and its seat are named after the Delaware Indian tribe5

Delaware County is included in the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

U S President Rutherford B Hayes was born and grew up in Delaware County It is also home to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Adjacent counties
    • 22 Lakes and rivers
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Education
  • 6 Transportation
    • 61 Highways
    • 62 Airports
  • 7 Media
  • 8 Points of interest
  • 9 Communities
    • 91 Cities
    • 92 Villages
    • 93 Census-designated places
    • 94 Unincorporated communities
    • 95 Townships
  • 10 Notable residents
  • 11 See also
  • 12 References
  • 13 Further reading
  • 14 External links

Historyedit

In 2008, Forbes magazine ranks Delaware County as the fifth best place in the United States to raise a family and the second best in Ohio, behind Geauga County6

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 457 square miles 1,180 km2, of which 443 square miles 1,150 km2 is land and 14 square miles 36 km2 31% is water7 The county has an even terrain and a fertile soil8

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Morrow County north
  • Knox County northeast
  • Licking County east
  • Franklin County south
  • Union County west
  • Marion County northwest

Lakes and riversedit

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 Lake9 and the Delaware Lake10 are reservoirs created on Alum Creek and the Olentangy River, respectively

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1810 2,000
1820 7,639 2820%
1830 11,504 506%
1840 22,060 918%
1850 21,817 −11%
1860 23,902 96%
1870 25,175 53%
1880 27,381 88%
1890 27,189 −07%
1900 26,401 −29%
1910 27,182 30%
1920 26,013 −43%
1930 26,016 00%
1940 26,780 29%
1950 30,278 131%
1960 36,107 193%
1970 42,908 188%
1980 53,840 255%
1990 66,929 243%
2000 109,989 643%
2010 174,214 584%
Est 2016 196,463 128%
US Decennial Census12
1790-196013 1900-199014
1990-200015 2010-20133

2000 censusedit

As of the census 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 9425% White, 252% Black or African American, 014% Native American, 154% Asian, 003% Pacific Islander, 038% from other races, and 114% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 101% of the population 268% were of German, 117% Irish, 113% English, 107% American and 69% Italian ancestry according to 2000 census

There were 39,674 households out of which 4010% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 6770% were married couples living together, 670% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2270% were non-families 1810% of all households were made up of individuals and 530% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 270 and the average family size was 309

In the county, the population was spread out with 2820% under the age of 18, 760% from 18 to 24, 3260% from 25 to 44, 2330% from 45 to 64, and 820% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 35 years For every 100 females there were 9800 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9490 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 290% of families and 380% of the population were below the poverty line, including 440% of those under the age of 18 and 480% 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

According to the United States Census Bureau, Delaware County is the 21st fastest growing county in the United Statescitation needed

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 174,214 people, 62,760 households, and 47,977 families residing in the county16 The population density was 3932 inhabitants per square mile 1518/km2 There were 66,378 housing units at an average density of 1498 per square mile 578/km217 The racial makeup of the county was 897% white, 43% Asian, 34% black or African American, 01% American Indian, 06% from other races, and 18% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 21% of the population16 In terms of ancestry, 342% were German, 163% were Irish, 140% were English, 81% were Italian, and 57% were American18

Of the 62,760 households, 419% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 658% were married couples living together, 73% had a female householder with no husband present, 236% were non-families, and 190% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 274 and the average family size was 316 The median age was 374 years16

The median income for a household in the county was $87,908 and the median income for a family was $101,698 Males had a median income of $70,949 versus $48,913 for females The per capita income for the county was $40,682 About 34% of families and 46% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48% of those under age 18 and 54% of those age 65 or over19

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results20
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 545% 57,568 387% 40,872 68% 7,199
2012 609% 60,194 377% 37,292 14% 1,413
2008 592% 54,778 396% 36,653 12% 1,150
2004 661% 53,143 336% 27,048 03% 265
2000 661% 36,639 309% 17,134 29% 1,630
1996 583% 24,123 325% 13,463 92% 3,829
1992 494% 18,225 251% 9,263 255% 9,385
1988 726% 20,693 266% 7,590 08% 215
1984 762% 19,050 231% 5,773 07% 166
1980 645% 14,740 281% 6,417 75% 1,704
1976 619% 12,285 356% 7,058 26% 510
1972 724% 12,950 249% 4,452 27% 484
1968 577% 9,029 259% 4,056 164% 2,559
1964 510% 8,395 490% 8,080
1960 681% 11,391 319% 5,334
1956 729% 10,739 271% 3,997
1952 716% 10,682 284% 4,239
1948 647% 8,089 350% 4,371 04% 46
1944 668% 9,186 332% 4,569
1940 628% 9,570 372% 5,666
1936 501% 7,364 479% 7,045 20% 300
1932 514% 6,833 466% 6,196 20% 271
1928 678% 8,049 313% 3,720 09% 111
1924 604% 6,731 317% 3,537 78% 874
1920 592% 7,700 403% 5,241 05% 63
1916 470% 3,461 510% 3,754 21% 153
1912 353% 2,584 401% 2,934 246% 1,798
1908 528% 4,007 439% 3,330 34% 256
1904 588% 4,163 368% 2,607 44% 308
1900 512% 3,765 454% 3,337 35% 255
1896 504% 3,789 480% 3,612 16% 118
1892 492% 3,267 408% 2,710 101% 668
1888 497% 3,432 435% 3,004 69% 475
1884 506% 3,513 443% 3,078 52% 359
1880 529% 3,508 448% 2,968 24% 156
1876 522% 3,237 453% 2,809 25% 153
1872 547% 2,713 406% 2,013 47% 232

Delaware County is one of the Republican party's major strongholds in Ohio21 It last voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1916

Educationedit

The following school districts are located in Delaware County

  • Big Walnut Local SD
  • Buckeye Valley Local SD
  • Centerburg Local SD1
  • Delaware City SD
  • Delaware Area Career Center
  • Dublin City SD²
  • Elgin Local SD ³
  • Highland Local SD4
  • Johnstown-Monroe Local SD5
  • Northridge Local SD5
  • North Union Local SD6
  • Olentangy Local School District
  • Westerville City SD7
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

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

Transportationedit

Highwaysedit

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

Airportsedit

The area is served by the Delaware Municipal Airport,22 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

Mediaedit

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 ThisWeek Delaware News, which covers the city of Delaware and the villages of Sunbury and Galena, and ThisWeek Olentangy Valley News, which covers Powell and the Olentangy Local School District The two weekly papers are among 21 published by ThisWeek Community News, headquartered in southern Delaware County ThisWeek is owned by GateHouse Media, which also owns the Columbus Dispatch

Other local publications include the Transcript, the student paper at Ohio Wesleyan University

Points of interestedit

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:

  • Delaware Municipal Airport Annual Air Fair22
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Zoombezi Bay waterpark
  • Safari Golf club
  • The Germain Amphitheater, formerly the Polaris Amphitheater, closed at the end of 200723
  • Alum Creek State Park9 and the Delaware State Park10 bring millions of local, national, and international visitors to the area each yearcitation needed
  • The site of the first Ohio State University football game24
  • The Hamburger Inn at 16 N Sandusky 25
  • Historical Marker of Rutherford B Hayes' home on E William St26
  • The Strand Theater27
  • Polaris centers of commerce Big commercial business area including Americas 2nd largest low rise office building - the chase McCoy center - and the high end Polaris fashion place mall
  • Perkins Observatory

Communitiesedit

Map of Delaware County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Citiesedit

  • Columbus partly in Franklin County and Fairfield County
  • Delaware county seat
  • Dublin partly in Franklin County and Union County
  • Powell
  • Westerville partly in Franklin County

Villagesedit

  • Ashley
  • Galena
  • Ostrander
  • Shawnee Hills
  • Sunbury

Census-designated placesedit

  • Kilbourne
  • Radnor

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Africa
  • Alum Creek
  • Bellepoint
  • Berkshire
  • Center Village
  • Cheshire
  • Condit
  • East Liberty
  • Harlem
  • Hyatts
  • Kingston Center
  • Leonardsburg
  • Lewis Center
  • Norton
  • Olive Green
  • Orange
  • Rome
  • Stratford
  • Vans Valley
  • White Sulphur

Townshipsedit

  • Berkshire
  • Berlin
  • Brown
  • Concord
  • Delaware
  • Genoa
  • Harlem
  • Kingston
  • Liberty
  • Marlboro
  • Orange
  • Oxford
  • Porter
  • Radnor
  • Scioto
  • Thompson
  • Trenton
  • Troy

Notable residentsedit

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 movement, and no alcohol was served in the White House during the Hayes administration This prompted the press to call her "Lemonade Lucy" She also brought the annual Easter egg roll to the White House lawn

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

  • Horace Newton Allen, diplomat
  • Ben Curtis, professional golfer
  • Amos Dolbear, physicist and inventor
  • Charles W Fairbanks, the 26th Vice President of the United States
  • Arthur Sherwood Flemming, statesman
  • Reuben James, U S Naval hero
  • Clare Kramer, actress
  • Norman Vincent Peale, author
  • John Purdue28 founding benefactor of Purdue University
  • Branch Rickey, Major League Baseball executive
  • Buck Rodgers, professional baseball player
  • William Rosecrans, U S Army Major General
  • Frank Sherwood Rowland, Nobel laureate
  • Ezra Vogel, professor emeritus, Harvard University
  • Jack Hanna, zookeeper, media personality, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Delaware County, Ohio

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Delaware County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Retrieved 2014-05-11 
  2. ^ "Delaware County data population" Ohio State University Extension Data Center Retrieved 2007-05-10 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  4. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  5. ^ "Delaware County" Ohio History Central Ohio Historical Society Retrieved 2014-05-11 
  6. ^ "America's Best Places To Raise A Family" Forbes June 30, 2008 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on May 4, 2014 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  8. ^  Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A, eds 1879 "Delaware, the name of five counties in the United States III A central county of Ohio" The American Cyclopædia 
  9. ^ a b "Alum Creek State Park" Archived from the original on 2007-06-30 Retrieved 2007-09-12 
  10. ^ a b "Delaware State Park" Retrieved 2014-05-11 
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  12. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  13. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  14. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  15. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  16. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  17. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  18. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  19. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  20. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  21. ^ Chinni, Dante; Davis, Bob 20 July 2016 "Donald Trump Divides Republicans in Key Ohio County" Wall Street Journal Retrieved 22 July 2016 
  22. ^ a b "Delaware Airport" Archived from the original on 2007-08-26 Retrieved 2007-09-12 
  23. ^ "End of the Road for Germain Amphitheater" Retrieved 2008-05-19 
  24. ^ http://newsowuedu/owuOsuhtml
  25. ^ http://wwwdelawareohrealestatecom/2010/09/05/delaware-ohio-landmark-adds-hours/
  26. ^ http://drcowuedu/handle/2374OWES/759
  27. ^ http://wwwthestrandtheatrenet/
  28. ^ "Library of Congress Online Catalog" Retrieved 2007-09-12 

Further readingedit

  • 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 linksedit

  • Delaware County Government official site
  • Delaware County Memory - Digital archive of historical documents and artifacts from Delaware County
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Coordinates: 40°17′N 83°01′W / 4028°N 8301°W / 4028; -8301

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