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Delhi Township Demographics

The 2010 U.S. Census population for Delhi Township was 25,877 persons. This represents a net gain of 15 percent in population during the previous decade. This growth, as shown in Table 1, represents a faster growth rate than Tri-County Region as a whole. Ingham County experienced a population reduction from 2000-2010. A more significant gain occurred in Delhi Township between 1970 and 1980, which was a 24.3 percent increase over the Township's 1970 population of 13,795 persons. This growth pattern demonstrates that Delhi continues to be a strong growth area within the Tri-County Region.

TABLE 1

STATE AND REGIONAL POPULATION TRENDS - 2000-2010

Unit

2000 Population 2010 Population Percent Change
Delhi Township 22,569 25,877 15%
Ingham County 287,353 280,895 (2%)
Tri-County Region 447,728 464,036 4%
State of Michigan 9,295,297 9,883,640 6%

Delhi Township is the fourth largest local jurisdiction in population size within Ingham County, following the cities of Lansing and East Lansing and Meridian Township, and the fifth largest in the Tri-County Region.  Table 2 shows the population change in several of the larger local units of government in the Region and the net growth rate for each.

TABLE 2

PERCENTAGE POPULATION GAIN OR LOSS 2000-2010
(SELECTED AREAS IN REGION)

Area Percent
Change
Net Change
Bath Township 54% 4,057
Bellevue Township 0.002% 6
City of Charlotte 8% 685
Delhi Township 15% 3,308
Delta Township 9% 2,726
City of DeWitt 16% 2,310
DeWitt Township 18% 2,178
City of East Lansing 4% 2,054
City of Grand Ledge -0.003% (27)
City of Lansing -4% (4,831)
City of Mason 10% 1,639
Meridian Township 1% 572

Age

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the age of persons in the community shows that 25.5 percent of Delhi's population is under age eighteen. By comparison, 21 percent of Ingham County residents were under eighteen and the tri-county regional average was 22.3 percent.

In 1990, the Township had 8.1 percent of the population over 65 years and by 2010 this percentage had grown to 11.4 percent. This trend has been typical for the Township for the past thirty years. The older portion of the population has been growing at a faster rate. Delhi is typical of the statewide trend since 1970 where the number of persons over 65 years of age and their percentage of the total population has increased.  Table 3 shows the percentage of population for various age brackets and Male/Female ratio.

TABLE 3

AGE AND SEX 2010

Percent of Total Population

Median Age (years)

Gender Distribution %
Under 18 years 18 to 24 years 25 to 44 years 45 to 64 years 65 years and over Male Female
25.5 7.8 27.1 28.2 11.4 35.9 48 52

Education

There have been significant changes in the levels of education of residents in Delhi Township since 1970. In 1970, 36.5 percent of Delhi's residents over 25 years of age had no high school diploma and only 4.4 percent had a college degree. In 2010, 95.2 percent of the population over 25 years had at least a high school diploma and 35.4 percent held a college bachelors degree or higher.

Delhi Township is serviced by four public school districts. Holt School District services the majority of the student population, but the southern portion of the Township is included inside of the Mason School District, a small portion of the west side is included within the Eaton Rapids School District, and a handful of properties on the north end are within the Lansing School District. 

Race

According to 2010 census data, 85.3% of township residents are white, 3.6% are Hispanic or Latino, 7.4% are Black or African American, 2.8% Asian and 3.0% identified themselves as two or more races. The County and Region have both experienced a steady growth in the numbers of minority persons since 1970.

Employment

Employment has increased steadily and at a higher rate than population from 1970-2000, but slowed dramatically from 1990-2000. Family and household median income rose from 1990 to 2000 and continues to do so. The median family income in 1999 was $61,837, with 3.2 percent of families at or below poverty level. According to 2010 census data, the median family income was $67,963. Data from 2012-2016 show 7% of families at or below poverty level.

In 2010, 4.8 percent of the labor force in Delhi Township was unemployed, which was lower than that of Ingham County (5.8%) and the State (7.3%). From 2012-2016, Delhi Townships' unemployment percentage rose to 5%, Ingham County remained steady at 5.7 percent, and the State dropped to 5.2 percent.

The top four employers located in Delhi Township are Holt Public Schools, Regional Steel Distribution Center (RSDC) of Michigan, L.L.C., Davenport Masonry, and Granger Construction. 

Table 4 shows percent distribution by occupation for Delhi Charter Township.

TABLE 4

OCCUPATION, CIVILIANS 16 YEARS AND OVER

Percent distribution by occupation

Percent in selected industries

Percent
govern-
ment
workers
(local,
state or
federal)

Manage-
ment,
business, science, and arts occupa-
tions
Service
occupa-
tions
Sales
and
office occupa-
tions
Natural resources, construct-ion, and main-tenance
occupat-ions
Educati-onal services, health care, and social assistance
occupa-
tions
Production,
trans-
portation,
and
material
moving
occupa-
tions

Agricul-
ture,
forestry,
fishing,
hunting, and mining

Manu-
facturing

36.9 15.8 30.9 5.7 26.8 10.7 0.2 10.7 19.5

Households

In 2010, the total number of households in Delhi Township was 10,191 or 8.36 percent of Ingham County.  Single-family dwellings account for 7,066 units. Family households with children under 18 years old accounted for 3,416 units. In the category of female-headed households, the Township rate of 21 percent is lower than that of the County (34.8 percent). Also, Township statistics show that families comprise 69 percent of the total households, exceeding Ingham County's 51 percent. The household size in Delhi Township has decreased over time to 2.52 persons/household, but its rate is still higher than the County's 2.36 persons per household. The average family size in Ingham County is 3 persons per household.

This page was updated May 29, 2018