Delhi (village), New York

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Delhi, New York
Delhi, New York is located in New York
Delhi, New York
Delhi, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°16′44″N 74°54′59″W / 42.27889°N 74.91639°W / 42.27889; -74.91639Coordinates: 42°16′44″N 74°54′59″W / 42.27889°N 74.91639°W / 42.27889; -74.91639
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,371 ft (418 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,087
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13753
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-20126
GNIS feature ID 0948275

Delhi (/dɛlˈh/ del-HY) is a village in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 3,087 at the 2010 census. Delhi is the county seat of Delaware County. The accepted pronunciation is Del-HY rather than Del-EE.

The Village of Delhi is within the Town of Delhi on Routes 10 and 28.

The State University of New York at Delhi, partially within the village limits, is located southwest of the town hall.[1]

Delhi is featured as "Walleye" in the humorous book It Takes a Village Idiot, Complicating the Simple Life (isbn 0-7432-1131-6) by writer Jim Mullen about his problems adapting to the rural lifestyle after he and his wife buy a weekend home in the area. It is also the setting for the award-winning children's book, My Side of the Mountain.

Delhi was formally incorporated as a village in 1821.


Delhi is located at 42°16′44″N 74°54′59″W / 42.27889°N 74.91639°W / 42.27889; -74.91639 (42.278926, -74.916408).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²). None of the area is covered with water, however the West Branch of the Delaware River runs through the village from east to west.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,583 people, 714 households, and 404 families residing in the village. The population density was 812.2 people per square mile (313.6/km²). There were 818 housing units at an average density of 257.2 per square mile (99.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 87.77% White, 6.97% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 1.55% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.30% of the population.

There were 714 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village the population was spread out with 13.2% under the age of 18, 44.7% from 18 to 24, 14.8% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,708, and the median income for a family was $42,692. Males had a median income of $27,109 versus $21,800 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,421. About 8.1% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ "Delhi village, New York." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 29, 2009.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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