13 Delaware County OH
Thirteenth Fastest Growing County In the
Delaware County, Ohio
Delaware County enjoyed impressive growth during the first few
years of the twenty first century. According to U.S. Census
Bureau estimates Delaware County is the thirteenth fastest
growing county in America based on percent of growth between
January 2000 and July 2006 for all counties that began the
century with more than ten thousand residents.
For the period 2000 to 2004 Delaware County was the fastest
growing county in Ohio, and the 11th fastest growing in the
U.S. Two years later it is still the fastest growing county in
Ohio, but is now the 14th fastest growing county nationally.
Delaware, Ohio is also well-known for The Little Brown Jug, an
internationally famous harness race which is part of the
Triple Crown of harness racing.
Delaware County which was founded in 1808, had already grown
in population to 109,989 by the year 2000. But in the six
years that marked the beginning of the 21 Century, the county
increased the number of residents by 42.5 percent bringing the
estimated total population in July 2006 to 156,697.
The astounding growth of the last six years has made Delaware
County the number 1 fastest growing county in the Buckeye
State of Ohio and the thirteenth fastest in the nation.
Although no figures are available to determine how the growth
may have affected the price of homes in the area, in the year
2000 the median cost for a home within the 442 square mile
jurisdiction was $103.700.