Dover, DE
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Dover is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 37,786 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the second largest community in Delaware.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dover is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dover is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (12.48%), food service (10.29%), and sales jobs (9.76%).

Dover is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Dover enrolled in college, Dover has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Dover use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Dover‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Dover citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.64% of adults in Dover have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $22,707, which is lower middle income relative to Delaware, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,828 for a family of four. However, Dover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dover is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dover residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dover include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Dover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.