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Delaware, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Delaware had a population of 206 as of July 1, 2016. Delaware ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Delaware is located at latitude 42.4721 and longitude -91.3383 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delaware (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

The City of Delaware (GNIS ID: 2394499) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Delaware is located within Township of Oneida, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delaware population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Delaware, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 206
Population in Households 206
Population in Familes 170
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 257
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $94,643
Average Home Value $157,865


Median Household Income $43,530
Average Household Income $57,081
Per Capita Income $23,416
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.23% 2.05%
Households 4.51% 1.96%
Families 10.14% 1.8%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Delaware, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delaware to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 691 32nd
Population Density1 # 829 18th
Diversity Index2 # 533 48th
Median Household Income # 832 18th
Per Capita Income # 820 19th

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