Dover, Delaware 

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Population

37,109

+4.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

10.3%

Median Income

$45,660

Median Home Price

$172,800

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Best Places to Live in Dover, Delaware

Small capital city - Central Delaware, 5 miles inland from the Delaware Bay. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Dover, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Dover, DE Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Capital-city amenities
Nearby recreation
Cons
Violent crime
Educational attainment
Healthcare


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: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Delaware
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Dover Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
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 10.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Dover jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Dover's cost of living is 6.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Dover's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Kent county flipped Democratic, 51.2% to 47.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Dover's population is 37,109 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Dover is Real Estate: $172,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.9%.

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. More Education



Best Places to Live in Dover Rankings


Housing Market in Dover

It's a good time to buy in Dover. Home Appreciation is up 2.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Dover is $172,800.

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Reviews for Dover   8 Reviews
Host Family Needed for HighSchool ExchangeStudents - 2/12/2020
Dover, DE is a great placed to live. I work at OCEAN, which is a non profit organization that sponsors high school exchange students. We had foreign students reside in... Read More

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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

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


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ZIP CODES IN DOVER, DELAWARE
19901 19904 19902

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