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Delta, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Delta had a population of 417 as of July 1, 2016. Delta ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Delta is located at latitude 37.1975 and longitude -89.7392 in Cape Girardeau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cape Girardeau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 341 feet.

The City of Delta (GNIS ID: 2394512) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Delta is located within Township of Welch, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape Girardeau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Delta, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 417
Population in Households 417
Population in Familes 349
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,058
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $71,429
Average Home Value $84,848


Median Household Income $37,120
Average Household Income $45,314
Per Capita Income $18,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.29%
Households -0.92% -0.48%
Families -1.04% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Delta, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delta to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 557 46th
Population Density1 # 329 68th
Diversity Index2 # 870 15th
Median Household Income # 655 37th
Per Capita Income # 800 23rd

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