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The City of Dover is the 2nd largest city in Delaware with a population of 40,064 as of July 1, 2021. 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 39.1582 and longitude -75.5244 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dover 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 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.
|Total Population||40,064 (100%)|
|Population in Households||36,330 (90.7%)|
|Population in Families||26,679 (66.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||3,734 ( 9.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$48,632|
|Average Household Income||$62,546|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,665|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||17,027 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,956 (40.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,652 (50.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,419 ( 8.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$199,643|
|Average Home Value||$241,264|
|Housing Affordability Index3||148|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.36%|
|Per Capita Income||1.85%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.98%|
The table below compares Dover to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 26||68th|
|Median Household Income||# 65||17th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 34||44th|
|Per Capita Income||# 66||16th|
|Diversity Index||# 13||84th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.