Dover, DE
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Dover profile

Living in Dover

Dover is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 39,403 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the second largest community in Delaware.

Unlike some cities, Dover isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dover are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dover is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (13.46%), sales jobs (10.35%), and food service (9.27%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Dover, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Dover provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

The overall education level of Dover is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.52% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2018 was $26,419, 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 $105,676 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Dover include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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