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-Small-town atmosphere
-Capital-city amenities
-Nearby recreation


-Violent crime
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What Bert Has To Say About Dover Metro Area

Dover is one of those pleasant “small city” capitals, with a stable economic base and a rich history. The setting in a flat, mostly agricultural area is idyllic without being too far removed from larger northeastern cities. The nearby Delaware Bay and its beaches and wildlife areas provide ample recreational opportunities. The Dover International Speedway (NASCAR) and the Dover Downs harness racecourse add to entertainment options. Aside from the state government, Dover Air Force Base is a major employer, as is rubber and plastic apparel manufacturer Playtex.


  • Location: Central Delaware, 5 miles inland from the Delaware Bay
  • Country: United States
  • State: Delaware
  • County: Kent
  • Metro Area: Dover Metro Area

Quick Facts About Dover

    The unemployment rate in Dover Metro Area is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Dover Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 0.51 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Dover Metro Area's cost of living is 0.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Dover Metro Area's population is 162,785 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.48 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Dover Metro Area is $140,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.00 percent.
    Dover Metro Area public schools spend $14,644 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Dover Metro Area.

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