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Population (year 2000): 32,135. Estimated population in July 2005: 34,288 (+6.7% change)
Males: 15,122 (47.1%), Females: 17,013 (52.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $38,669 (year 2000)
Median house value: $111,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Dover:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.3%)
  • Black (37.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (13.2%), Irish (10.6%), English (9.3%), Italian (5.7%), United States (3.9%), Subsaharan African (2.5%).Delaware

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 22.4 square miles

Dover,

For population 25 years and over in Dover

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dover city

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

6.2% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.4% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 0.9% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,205 (+11.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: DE Wilmington, (40.6 miles pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (63.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Acres, DE (2.2 miles Kent Village, DE (2.2 miles Rodney Acres, DE (3.1 miles Highland DE (3.7 miles Wyoming, DE (3.7 miles Camden, Base Housing, DE (4.3 miles Dover Sun-Lebanon, DE (4.4 miles Rising Little Creek, DE (5.4 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 81 buildings, average cost: $64,600
  • 1997: 88 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 1998: 105 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 1999: 99 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2001: 110 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2002: 164 buildings, average cost: $50,600
  • 2003: 134 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2004: 236 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2005: 241 buildings, average cost: $98,600

Latitude: 39.16 N, Longitude: 75.53 W

Area code: 302


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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Retail trade (14.0%), Public administration (13.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +21,488 (+66.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,033 (68.4%)


 

Crime in Dover by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 1 1 2
    per 100,000 3.1 0.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 6.2
Rapes -1 -1 15 15 24 16
    per 100,000 N/A N/A 46.7 46.7 74.7 49.8
Robberies 94 68 55 50 47 59
    per 100,000 292.5 211.6 171.2 155.6 146.3 183.6
Assaults 150 141 123 117 167 168
    per 100,000 466.8 438.8 382.8 364.1 519.7 522.8
Burglaries 225 177 150 105 166 125
    per 100,000 700.2 550.8 466.8 326.7 516.6 389.0
Thefts 1,979 1,751 1,590 1,528 1,647 1,567
    per 100,000 6158.4 5448.9 4947.9 4754.9 5125.3 4876.3
Auto thefts 151 160 103 107 104 115
    per 100,000 469.9 497.9 320.5 333.0 323.6 357.9
N/A N/A 405.9 381.0 447.9 436.7

Average climate in Dover, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dover, Dover:

Dover-area historical tornado activity is near Delaware state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the Dover city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1992, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Ian Snell - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Oct 30, 1981).

Main business address for: DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT INC (SERVICES-AMUSEMENT & RECREATION SERVICES), CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION), PLAYTEX PRODUCTS INC (APPAREL & OTHER FINISHED PRODS OF FABRICS & SIMILAR MATERIAL), DOVER MOTORSPORTS INC (SERVICES-AMUSEMENT & RECREATION SERVICES).


Hospital/medical center in Dover:
  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER (640 S STATE STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dover:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SALEM COUNTY (about 28 miles; SALEM, NJ)
  • SOUTH JERSEY HOSPITAL SYSTEM (about 28 miles; BRIDGETON, NJ)
  • ROCKFORD CENTER (about 29 miles; NEWARK, DE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dover:
  • DOVER AFB (about 7 miles; DOVER, DE; ID: DOV)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 36 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; ID: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 53 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dover:
  • DELDOT HELISTOP (about 3 miles; DOVER, DE; ID: 0N5)
  • CHANDELLE ESTATES (about 4 miles; DOVER, DE; ID: 0N4)
  • JENKINS (about 5 miles; WYOMING, DE; ID: 15N)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 19 $52,459 $33,132 0 $0
Local Libraries 12 $37,932 $37,932 10 $9,374
Other and Unallocable 59 $179,212 $36,449 1 $1,722
Financial Administration 32 $106,806 $40,052 0 $0
Other Government Administration 10 $40,454 $48,544 1 $799
Police Protection - Officers 85 $404,507 $57,106 0 $0
Police - Other 29 $85,874 $35,534 0 $0
Fire - Other 5 $16,058 $38,539 1 $1,632
Streets and Highways 14 $42,890 $36,762 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 12 $26,612 $26,612 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $9,467 $37,868 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,812 $40,872 0 $0
Water Supply 17 $49,830 $35,174 0 $0
Electric Power 48 $198,470 $49,617 0 $0
Totals for Government 347 $1,257,383 $43,482 13 $13,527
Colleges/Universities in Dover:
  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,641; Location: 1200 N. Dupont Highway; Public; Website: www.dsc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • WESLEY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,468; Location: 120 N STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wesley.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-TERRY (FT enrollment: 1,069; Location: 100 CAMPUS DRIVE; Public)
  • DOVER BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 1487 S GOVERNORS AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL OFF (Location: BOX 897; Public; Website: www.dtcc.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Dover:
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 29 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 35 miles; NEWARK, DE; FT enrollment: 3,817)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-OWENS (about 35 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; FT enrollment: 2,053)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 36 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; FT enrollment: 3,087)
  • ROWAN UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; GLASSBORO, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,587)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 49 miles; CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 3,646)
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; SEWELL, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,135)
Public high schools in Dover:
  • DOVER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,583; Location: ONE PAT LYNN DRIVE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • KENT COUNTY SECONDARY INTENSIVE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 49; Location: 1075 SOUTH GOVERNORS AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Dover:
  • KENT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 157; Location: 3282 N DUPONT HWY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CAPITOL BAPTIST (Students: 105; Location: 401 KESSELRING AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 220 WEST DENNEYS ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Dover:
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,012; Location: 211 DELAWARE AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WILLIAM HENRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 919; Location: CARVER ROAD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • CAMPUS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 21 NORTH BRADFORD STREET; Grades: 01 - 11)
  • NELLIE HUGHES STOKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 3874 UPPER KING ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MAJOR GEORGE S. WELCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 464; Location: 3100 HAWTHORNE DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STAR HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 594 VOSHELLS MILL/STAR HILL RO; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ACADEMY OF DOVER CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 104 SAULSBURY ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • W. REILY BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 360 WEBBS LANE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH DOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 855 COLLEGE ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • SOUTH DOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 364; Location: 955 SOUTH STATE STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Dover:
  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 625; Location: 631 SOUTH STATE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 158; Location: 1141 E LEBANON ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CENTRAL DE CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 101; Location: 4698 S DUPONT; Grades: PK - 9)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN EARLY LEARNI (Students: 99; Location: 113 LOTUS ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WESLEY PRESCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 209 S STATE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PLAYHOUSE NURSERY (Students: 55; Location: 868 SOUTH STATE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ROSE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 160 ROSE VALLEY SCHOOL RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • GREEN HILL AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 1936 SEENYTOWN RD.; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • FAITH ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SC (Students: 40; Location: 90 SAULSBURY ROAD; Grades: KG - 7)
  • THE LITTLE SCHOOL INC (Students: 36; Location: 308 N QUEEN ST; Grades: KG - KG)
Libraries in Dover:
  • DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,043,829; Location: 45 SOUTH STATE STREET; 101,766 books; 3,456 audio materials; 3,254 video materials; 371 serial subscriptions)
  • KENT COUNTY LIBRARY/DIVISION OF LIBRARIES (Operating income: $394,911; Location: 2319 SOUTH DUPONT HIGHWAY; 7,657 books; 392 audio materials; 263 video materials; 14 serial subscriptions)
  • KENT COUNTY BOOKMOBILE/DIVISION OF LIBRARIES (Operating income: $149,690; Location: 2319 SOUTH DUPONT HIGHWAY; 2,695 books; 24 audio materials; 171 video materials; 226 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Dover: Transportation Administration Center (A), Dover Downs (B), Kent Swim Club (C), Maple Dale Country Club (D), John E Morris Correctional Institute (E).

Shopping Centers: Blue Hen Mall (1), Dover Mall (2).

Churches in Dover include: Saint Andrews Lutheran Church (A), Beth Shalom Congregation (B), Bethuel Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Bible Way Temple Church of God in Christ (D), Reese Memorial Chapel (E), Calvary Assembly of God Church (F), Calvary Church of the Nazarene (G), Capitol Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Lakeside Cemetery (1), Holy Cross Cemetery (2), Sunset Memorial Gardens (3), Whatcoat Cemetery (4), New Jerusalem Baptist Cemetery (5).

Reservoir: Silver Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Maidstone Branch (A), Puncheon Run (B), Fork Branch (C), Cahoon Branch (D).

Parks in Dover include: Saulsbury Road Park (1), Silver Lake Park (2), Richardson Park (3), Eden Hill (4), Dover Street Park (5), Williams Park (6).


Dover compared to Delaware state average:
Strongest AM radio stations in Dover:
  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Dover:
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W277AH (103.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Dover:
  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)

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