The City of Dover is the 2nd largest city in Delaware with a population of 38,983 as of July 1, 2018. Dover ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Dover is located at latitude 39.1606 and longitude -75.5217 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dover (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.
The City of Dover (GNIS ID: 2390583) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dover is located within Dover Division of Kent County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.
|Population in Households||35,130|
|Population in Familes||26,218|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,853|
|Median Household Income||$50,289|
|Average Household Income||$64,700|
|Per Capita Income||$25,969|
|Total Housing Units||16,191 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,939 (42.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,779 (48.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,474 ( 9.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$199,675|
|Average Home Value||$221,231|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.37%|
|Per Capita Income||1.81%|
The table below compares Dover to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 2||99th|
|Population Density||# 27||66th|
|Diversity Index||# 15||81st|
|Median Household Income||# 59||25th|
|Per Capita Income||# 50||36th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.