Delaware County is located in northeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Manchester and the largest city is Manchester. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.delaware.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,398 and the 2010 census population was 17,764. The land area is 577.76 square miles and there are 30.7 persons per square mile.
98.3% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 91% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $125,300, there are 7,129 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,261, the median household income is $54,076, and 8.4% of the persons in Delaware County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,568. Retail sales (in $1000) were $171,404, and sales per capita were $9,791. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.5%.
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