Delaware

Delaware Ohio

About the Community of Delaware

The City of Delaware is a city in and the county seat of Delaware County in the United States state of Ohio. Delaware was founded in 1808 and was incorporated in 1816. It is located near the center of Ohio, is about 20 miles (32 km) north of Columbus, and is part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Area.

Population in Delaware

The population was 34,753 at the 2010 census, while the Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH Combined Statistical Area has 2,002,604 people.

Climate in Delaware

The region’s climate is characterized by hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. Winter snowfall is relatively light. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Columbus was 106 °F (41 °C), which occurred twice during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s—once on July 21, 1934, and again on July 14, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −22 °F (−30 °C), occurring on January 19, 1994. Delaware is subject to severe weather typical to the Midwestern United States. Tornadoes are possible from spring through fall.

Education in Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan is a private independent liberal arts college located in the heart of Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan University enrolls approximately 1,950 students from 40 states and more than 50 countries.

The Delaware City School District, which encompasses Delaware and the surrounding area, enrolls about 5500 K-12 students. The city has one high school, two middle schools and five elementary schools. There are 3 private schools located in the city.

Delaware Economy

The economic mix of the country reveals a balance of the following main economic activities: Manufacturing(18%), Trade (27%), Government (15%), and Service (23%) according to statistics published by Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce in 2000. The largest employers are in automobile coatings, plastics, copper products, education, insurance, automobile parts and distribution, sports apparel, retail, services, and government. Delaware County is a net importer of workers from throughout Ohio.

– Above information courtesy of Delaware, OH Wikipedia page.

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