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Welcome to Delta ...

The city of Delta is located in Cape Girardeau County<1>.


The location of Delta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Delta, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1914.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Delta has a population of 428 people<3> (see below for details).

Delta is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Delta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Delta lies within the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Delta: 63744<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Delta had an population of 428 people. This is a decrease of 2.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Delta had a population of 438 people. This makes Delta the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 438 people, the population of Delta decreased 15.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 517 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Delta.

Communities Also Named Delta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named Delta - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan (3), Mississippi (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Delta.

Communities near Delta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Delta.

  • Cape Girardeau
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Jackson
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson is located in Cape Girardeau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,699 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson <6>
  • Scott City
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
    • Scott City is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,528 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scott City <6>
  • Chaffee
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaffee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaffee
    • Chaffee is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,901 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chaffee <6>
  • Marble Hill
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Hill
    • Marble Hill is located in Bollinger County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble Hill <6>
  • Advance
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advance
    • Advance is located in Stoddard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,331 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Advance <6>
  • Oran
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oran
    • Oran is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oran <6>
  • Benton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
    • Benton is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton <6>
  • Morley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morley
    • Morley is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
  • Kelso
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
    • Kelso is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kelso <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Delta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Delta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Delta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Delta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Delta. See our Newspapers Page for Delta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Delta ...

Looking for more information about Delta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Delta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Delta.

Adding Delta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Delta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Delta was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Delta in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Delta post office opened in 1914.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Delta.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Delta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Cape Girardeau, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Delta.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Delta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Delta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Delta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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