At a Glance



The Arts



Population in Delta County is 37,069 or 31.7 people per square mile. 
The only sprawl experienced in this county is the greenery of our forest.

The Average Commute is 14.1 minutes compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.
The residents of this county spend their extra 94 minutes a week doing exactly what they love to do.

Median Household Income is $40,980 & Cost of living Index is 76.2 compared to the national average of 100. 
If you live here, you play and live hard with out paying too much.

The Delta Airlines Airport is two miles away from Downtown Escanaba and has convenient free parking.
Take a trip with no extra costs (on our end).

Four major health care facilities available: OSF Healthcare, Marquette General Health System, Belllin Health, and Cedar Hill
OSF Hospital was named one of the top hospitals in the US for 2010 for providing perfect surgical care.


More Fresh water shorelines than any other county in the nation.
This provides a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation.


Delta County offers world-class fishing, golfing, and easy public access to forest lands for biking, hiking, ATVs, skiing, and snowmobiling.
When we say “a variety of opportunities,” we mean it.
For those who like to stay inside, The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center and the Besse Center of Performing and Visual Arts offer indoor recreation to the community. 
A play or show is good in warm or cold weather.

Island Resort and Casino provides venues for conferences, sport tournaments, shows, and concerts. 
Stay inside and win. 


90.1% of our high school student graduate compared to the national average of 84.6%
A strong community keeps its future educated…

Bay College offers degree programs through these Upper Peninsula Universities including: Northern Michigan University, Michigan Technological University, and Lake Superior State University.

Heritage Alternative Energy has developed a commercial 14 mega watt turbine Wind Farm in the Garden Peninsula with a 2 mega watt Solar Farm under construction.   The Upper Michigan Green Aviation Coalition is a group that is committed to the creation of an industry cluster surrounding the concept of green aviation.
Green is a priority.