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Delta, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Delta had a population of 8,862 as of July 1, 2015. Delta ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Delta is located at latitude 38.7574 and longitude -108.088 in Delta County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delta (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Delta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,957 feet.

The City of Delta (GNIS ID: 2410319) 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Delta is located within Delta Division of Delta County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Delta, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,862
Population in Households 8,677
Population in Familes 7,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density1 645
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 3,520
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,202 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,318 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $154,947
Average Home Value $170,075


Median Household Income $37,983
Average Household Income $49,538
Per Capita Income $19,707
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.09%
Households -0.05% -0.05%
Families -0.02% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.


Delta, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delta to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 74 84th
Population Density1 # 249 46th
Diversity Index2 # 94 80th
Median Household Income # 397 14th
Per Capita Income # 405 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.