Delta, Colorado Population 2024

9,998

Delta is a city located in Delta County Colorado. Delta has a 2024 population of 9,998. It is also the county seat of Delta County.Delta is currently growing at a rate of 2.74% annually and its population has increased by 10.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,063 in 2020.

The average household income in Delta is $71,359 with a poverty rate of 20.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Delta is 43.4 years, 43.4 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Delta Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Delta was:

  • White: 79.76%
  • Two or more races: 14.39%
  • Other race: 2.21%
  • Native American: 2.07%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
13.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
753.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.32% (935)
The current population of Delta, Colorado is 9,998 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,063.

Delta, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,28879.76%
Two or more races1,31514.39%
Other race2022.21%
Native American1892.07%
Asian1211.32%
Black or African American220.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Delta Population by Race

Delta Population Pyramid 2024

Delta Median Age

43.4

Total

43.4

Male

43.4

Female

Delta Adults

There are 6,855 adults, (2,004 of whom are seniors) in Delta.

Delta Age Dependency

88.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Delta Sex Ratio

Female4,45148.71%
Male4,68651.29%

Delta Population by Age

Delta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3942.6262.937.1
Married1,3863.5480.719.3
Non Family1,3111.2350.749.3
Female5233.4148.651.4
Male1743.3755.744.3
showing: 5 rows

3.42

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Delta Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Delta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Delta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50%.

Delta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,864

Average Earnings

$39,441

Average Male

$34,271

Average Female

Delta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Delta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Delta Language

85.02% of Delta residents speak only English, while 14.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.58% of the population.

Delta Language

Delta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,0671,17219.32%
Hispanic2,38562126.04%
Multiple1,31535226.77%
Native16984.73%
Other20262.97%
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20.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.09%

Male Poverty Rate

23.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Delta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Delta is Multiple, with 26.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Delta is Other, with 2.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.21%.

Delta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.79%
Less Than 9th Grade19.32%
Bachelors or Greater10.41%
Some College9.62%
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Delta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.13%
Female Employed14.9%
Male Employed9.51%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Delta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Delta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Delta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Delta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Delta Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Delta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Delta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

976

Number of Veterans

938

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

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Delta Veterans by War

count

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Delta Veterans by Age

count

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Delta Veterans by Race

Delta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Delta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Delta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Delta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Delta Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.86%

Born in Delta

94.17%

Native Born

5.83%

Foreign Born

1.67%

Non Citizen

4.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.17% of Delta residents were born in the United States, with 56.86% having been born in Colorado. 1.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Delta Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,3332672.41%
202811,0662672.47%
202710,7992672.54%
202610,5322672.6%
202510,2652672.67%
20249,9982672.74%
20239,7312672.82%
20229,4642672.9%
20219,1971341.48%
20209,0631061.18%
20198,957670.75%
20188,890770.87%
20178,813400.46%
20168,773931.07%
20158,680270.31%
20148,653-156-1.77%
20138,80930.03%
20128,806640.73%
20118,742-123-1.39%
20108,8652,46538.52%
20006,4002,61168.91%
19903,789-142-3.61%
19803,9312376.42%
19703,694-138-3.6%
19603,832-265-6.47%
19504,09738010.22%
19403,71777926.51%
19302,93831512.01%
19202,623
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Delta Population by Year