Quality of life, and the ability to enjoy where we live as well as where we work, is important to most everyone.

Delaware County has top rated K-12 schools, career centers, colleges and universities, unique communities, great arts, sports, scenic parks, recreational facilities and events. Our county is less than thirty minutes from the metro area of Columbus.

The residential workforce of Delaware County ranks high in health and wellness, education and affluence, and consistently contributes to the county’s strong sales tax base.

These attributes make Delaware County an ideal place to establish your business and your home.

Living Here...

Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Delaware County offers a low cost of living and high quality amenities such as housing, utilities, transportation, health care and easy access to an array of goods and services.

Regionally, the overall cost of living is lower than the national average, and lower than the state of Ohio.

Housing

Housing

Delaware County’s housing stock is much newer than that of the Columbus Region, the U.S., and especially Ohio. Fully 65 percent of dwelling units in Delaware County were constructed in 1990 or subsequently, versus 32 percent of units in the Columbus Region, 29 percent of units nationwide, and 22 percent of units in Ohio.
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Commuting

Commuting

The percentage of Delaware County workers driving alone to work is greater than average – 85% versus a national average of 76%. The travel time of workers living in Delaware County is typically somewhat longer than average for the region: 41% of those in Delaware County spend 30 minutes or more commuting one way, compared to 30% of commuters throughout the Columbus Region and 35% of commuters nationwide.
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