Delta County’s competitive advantages include its open land, temperate climate, low cost of labor and housing, good schools, and outdoor beauty…. 

Delta County Largest Employers

  • Delta County School District
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital
  • Delta County
  • City of Delta
  • Volunteers of America
  • City Market
  • Safeway
  • Walmart
  • US Forest Service
  • West Elk/Arch Coal
Top Jobs by Industry (2015)

  • Government - 2443
  • Retail Trade - 1471
  • Health Services - 1383
  • Agriculture - 1380
  • Other Services - 832
  • Accommodation and Food - 795
  • Construction - 775
  • Manufacturing - 553
  • Professional and Business Services - 468
  • Mining - 402
  • Real Estate - 396
Link to document of number of jobs by sector for 2015

Most Prominent Industries based on Payroll

  • Government
  • Mining
  • Health Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Non-governmental Services
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing
  • Accommodations & Food
  • Finance

Sales Tax

  • State of Colorado - 2.9%
  • Delta County - 2.0% (total of 4.9%)
  • Cedaredge - 2.0% (total of 6.9%)
  • Crawford - 2.0% (total of 6.9%)
  • Hotchkiss - 2.0% (total of 6.9%)
  • Paonia - 2.0% (total of 6.9%)
  • City of Delta - 3.0% (total of 7.9%)

Real Estate Reports
For the most recent real estate reports for Sept 2016:

Commercial Real Estate


Cost of Living Index (source Sperlings Best Places):

Category  DeltaDenver  USA
 Overall
 91 115 100
 Grocery 98.4 97.2 100
 Health 103 110 100
 Housing 79 148 100
 Utilities 92 90 100
 Transportation 96 93 100
 Miscellaneous 97 104 100
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