The 2010 U.S. Census population for Delhi Township was 25,877 persons. This represents a net gain of 15% 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 to 2010. A more significant gain occurred in Delhi Township between 1970 and 1980, which was a 24.3% 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.
State & Regional Population Trends - 2000 to 2010
|Unit||2000 Population||2010 Population||Percent Change|
|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.
Percentage Population Gain or Loss 2000 to 2010 (Selected Areas in Region)
|Area||Percent Change||Net Change|
|City of Charlotte||8%||685|
|City of DeWitt||16%||2,310|
|City of East Lansing||4%||2,054|
|City of Grand Ledge||-0.003%||(27)|
|City of Lansing||-4%||(4,831)|
|City of Mason||10%||,639|
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the age of persons in the community shows that 25.5% of Delhi's population is under age eighteen. By comparison, 21% of Ingham County residents were under eighteen and the tri-county regional average was 22.3%.
In 1990, the Township had 8.1% of the population over 65 years and by 2010 this percentage had grown to 11.4%. 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.
Age & Sex 2010
Percent of Total Population
|Under 18 Years||18 to 24 Years||25 to 44 Years||45 to 64 Years||65 Years and Over|
Median Age (Years) - 35.9
Gender Distribution Percentage
There have been significant changes in the levels of education of residents in Delhi Township since 1970. In 1970, 36.5% of Delhi's residents over 25 years of age had no high school diploma and only 4.4% had a college degree. In 2010, 95.2% of the population over 25 years had at least a high school diploma and 35.4% 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.
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% 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% 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%, and the State dropped to 5.2%.
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.
Occupation, Civilians 16 Years & Over
Percent Distribution by Occupation
|Management, business, science, and arts occupations||Service occupations||Sales and office occupations||Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations||Educational services, health care, and social assistance occupations||Production, transportation, and material moving occupations|
Percent in Selected Industries
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, and mining||Manufacturing|
Percent Government Workers (Local, State or Federal)
In 2010, the total number of households in Delhi Township was 10,191 or 8.36% 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% is lower than that of the County (34.8%).
Also, Township statistics show that families comprise 69% of the total households, exceeding Ingham County's 51%. 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.
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.