Dover, Delaware 

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Population

37,522

36% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.0%

Median Income

$45,660

Avg. Home Price

$161,000

Best Places to Live in Dover, Delaware

Small capital city - Central Delaware, 5 miles inland from the Delaware Bay
Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Capital-city amenities
-Nearby recreation
Cons
-Violent crime
-Educational attainment
-Healthcare

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Delaware
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Dover Metro Area
City: Dover
Zip Codes: 19901 19904 19902
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 74 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Dover is 7.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Dover jobs have increased by 3.25%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Dover's cost of living is 0.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Dover's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Dover's population is 37,522 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 35.80%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Dover is $161,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.61%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Dover public schools spend $21,476 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Dover. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Dover

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Reviews for Dover   7 Reviews
Crime - 3/22/2018
Dover, like any town other than Newark, is very unsophisticated, boring, unfriendly, and uneducated. I've resided in many states and Delaware will be the state that I... Read More

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Dover Delaware Growth - 2/23/2008
For the past few years, Dover and the surrounding area has been experiencing a bit of a population boom. Residents spurred on by the appreciation of their homes in... Read More

Overdue for some cultural activity! - 12/22/2007
I've lived in central Delaware now for more than ten years and find myself consistently having to drive either north (Phila) or west (Baltimore, Washington, D.C.) to... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN DOVER, DELAWARE
19901 19904 19902
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