Delaware County Ohio
Delaware County is located just north of downtown Columbus and borders Franklin County, which incorporates all of downtown Columbus. It's home to about 175,000 residents and its county seat is Delaware. Its history reaches back to 1808, both the city and the county named after the Delaware Indian tribe. This county is also included in the Columbus Metro area. It's home to the Columbus zoo and aquarium. Adjacent counties include Morrow County, Knox, Licking, Franklin, Union, and Marion.
Delaware County is 457 mi.², 97% of it being land and 3% water, rivers, and lakes. Surprisingly, it features the most shoreline, about 140 miles, of all the counties in Ohio due to the rivers, creeks, lakes, and reservoirs. Delaware County's rate of homeownership is nearly 82%, much higher than the US average of just 63%. It's been noted as one of the healthiest counties and Ohio and has been ranked #12 is the healthiest county in the US by US News & World Report.
Fun Things to Know About Delaware County
- 51% of adults have a bachelors degree and it's the only County Ohio where more than half of the adult residents carry this type of degree. The US average is just 33%.
- Ohio State University played its first football game in Delaware County on May 3, 1890.
- There are over 35 miles of hiking trails in Delaware County parks alone.
- It is currently the fastest-growing county in Ohio.
- Delaware County has been named as the healthiest County in Ohio for several years according to US News & World Report