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Delta, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Delta had a population of 386 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Delta, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 386
Daytime Population: Workers 227
Daytime Population: Residents 207
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 434
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 386
Population in Familes 323
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 980
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $38,742
Average Household Income $47,925
Per Capita Income $19,248


Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $80,455
Average Home Value $96,074


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.73% -1.0%
Households -1.79% -1.17%
Families -1.96% -1.31%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

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, 2017 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 # 570 45th
Population Density # 387 63rd
Diversity Index # 891 14th
Median Household Income # 660 36th
Per Capita Income # 799 23rd

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