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Delta, Colorado - Basic Facts

Delta is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Delta.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Delta County at latitude 38.7422 and longitude -108.069. Delta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,957 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Delta (see map) encompass a land area of 13.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles.

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Delta, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,838
Population in Households 8,649
Population in Familes 7,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 189
Population Density1 643
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 3,504
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,204 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,300 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $149,689
Average Home Value $165,102


Median Household Income $38,384
Average Household Income $46,683
Per Capita Income $18,538
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.2% -0.2%
Households -0.17% -0.16%
Families -0.19% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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, 2014 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 # 73 84th
Population Density1 # 251 45th
Diversity Index2 # 95 79th
Median Household Income # 381 17th
Per Capita Income # 404 12th

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