DELTA COUNTY - Living in Delta county has it's advantages. we are the FIRST COUNTY in colorado TO HAVE 1-G BROADBAND available for everyone! we benefit from low housing costs, lower than average labor costs, ease of shipping by road/air, access to reliable utilities, water resources, clean air, farm to table dining and 300+ days of sunshine per year. With 8 - 10" precipitation and low humidity, prepare for warm summer days and cold winter nights.
Delta County is 1,157 square miles, ranges in elevation from 4,758 to 11,396 ft and is located on Colorado's western slope at the base of Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world. We are home to more than 6 wonderful family friendly communities; the largest being Cedaredge, Crawford, Delta, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Paonia. We are scenically situated in the Gunnison River Valley, rimmed by the San Juan and West Elk mountain ranges to the east and south, the Grand Mesa on the North, and the Uncompahgre Plateau to the west, with the Gunnison, Grand Mesa, San Juan and Uncopmahgre National Forests nearby. Formed in 1883, Delta County is historically known for it's agriculture, pioneers, timber, mining, land and water development, construction, government services and small manufacturing. The County sits about 267 miles southwest of Denver. Visitors may fly directly into the area via Blake Field Airport (located in the City of Delta, CO), Montrose Regional Airport (20 miles from the City of Delta) or Grand Junction Regional Airport (40 miles from the City of Delta). Delta County is easily accessed by Highways 50, 92 and 133. Union Pacific Railroad operates through the County.
The County is home to the technical college of the rockies, with an ever-increasing number of programs that provide needed job skills to the local labor force. Along with the newly formed engage delta program and the wonderful innovations that are being developed by not only the college, engage and the school district, delta is dressed to impress and ready for it's own prom.
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