Dover, Delaware 

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DELAWARE TOTAL CASES REPORTED

8,965

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

37,109

+4.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$45,660

Median Home Price

$172,800

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.

Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Capital-city amenities
-Nearby recreation
Cons
-Violent crime
-Educational attainment
-Healthcare

 $90,000 
114 Kurt Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1296 SqFt
 $260,000 
8365 Bayside Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2288 SqFt
 $166,500 
365 Mimosa Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1632 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Delaware
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Dover Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat 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 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Dover, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Kent county voted Republican in three of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. 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 $172,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.9%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Dover

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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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NEW LISTINGS IN DOVER
$360,000
315 N State St
Bed 6 | Bath 4

$90,000
114 Kurt Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$260,000
8365 Bayside Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$166,500
365 Mimosa Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$290,000
10 Bridle Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$355,000
16 Stuart Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$255,000
21 Tudor Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 4

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