🇺🇸 Delaware is a city in and the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. Delaware was founded in 1808 and was incorporated in 1816. It is located near the centre of Ohio, is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Columbus, and is part of the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area and the Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH Combined Statistical Area.
Economy There is a true economic mix in the area. The economic mix of the county reveals a balance of the following main economic activities: Manufacturing (18%), Trade (27%), Government (15%), and Service (23%) according to statistics published by Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce in 2000. The largest employers are in automobile coatings, plastics, copper products, education, insurance, automobile parts and distribution, sports apparel, retail, services, and government. Delaware County is a net importer of workers from throughout Ohio. Packaging company Greif, Inc. is headquartered in Delaware.
Delaware has a population of over 39,930 people. Delaware also forms part of the wider Columbus metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,122,271 people. Delaware is situated north of the centre of Columbus.