Delta County’s economy is in transition, and poised to capitalize on its inherent assets, which are even more valuable in the current economy. The county’s largest employers are currently public education, agriculture, and retail trade. But the recent installation of gigabit Broadband Internet in the county is drawing many telecommuters and analysis suggests business in Delta County is also moving toward organic agriculture, agritourism and manufacturing.

Delta County’s competitive advantages include its open land, temperate climate, low cost of labor and housing, good schools, and outdoor beauty….

Delta County Economic Development (DCED) works to support local businesses to expand and stay in Delta County and to establish new businesses in Delta County.

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Demographics

Population (2015): 30,214
Median HH Income: $42,452
People per square mile: 27.1
Employment: 12,490

SOME QUICK ECONOMIC STATS FOR DELTA COUNTY

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Top Jobs by Industry (2014)

  • Public Education – 1843
  • Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing – 1470
  • Retail Trade – 1464
  • Health Services – 1347
  • Non Gov’t Services – 88
  • Accommodation & Food – 761
  • Construction – 751
  • Public Administration – 618
  • Manufacturing – 578
  • Mining – 553

COST OF LIVING COMPARISON
100=national average

Category  Delta Denver Durango
 Overall  98.7  115  134.2
 Grocery  102.6  98.3  101.7
 Health 113.5 106.5  100.7
 Housing  86 184.8 206.4
 Utilities  92.2  93.8 95.8
 Transportation  105.6  96.5  100