Explore Delaware County

Despite Delaware County’s inland location, it features the most shoreline—about 140 miles—of all the counties in Ohio. Located 25 miles north of downtown Columbus, the county seat is the City of Delaware, a quaint hamlet that has drawn more and more people each year.

Delaware County Snapshot

The county is centrally located with easy access to both the most rural and urban areas of the Columbus Region, along with several airports, railways, and major interstate highways.

County Contact:

Monica Conners

Director of Economic Development


Just north of Columbus with through access to Interstate 71 and U.S. Route 23


The county is home to 220,740 residents with a median age of 39.2

Notable Cities

Delaware County’s key cities include Delaware and Powell

Notable Businesses

JP Morgan Chase, McGraw Hill, Showa, and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Delaware County houses idyllic neighborhoods tucked into old forests and winding rivers. Conveniently close to the opportunities of Downtown Columbus but also just far enough away, the county is appeals to families looking for the best of both worlds.

The county hosts three higher education institutions: Columbus State Community College (Delaware Campus), Methodist Theological School, and Ohio Wesleyan University. More than half of Delaware County’s residents hold a bachelor’s degree.

Cities in Delaware County

Top Employers in Delaware County

Industry: Finance and Fintech
Operation: Office
City: Columbus
Industry: Information Services and Software
Operation: Office
City: Columbus
Industry: Retail
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
City: Delaware
Industry: Life Sciences
Operation: Office
City: Columbus
Industry: Logistics and Distribution
Operation: HQ
City: Westerville
Company Headquarters: Germany
Industry: Automotive and Mobility
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
City: Delaware
Columbus Ohio skyline


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