Dover is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 37,538 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (13.01%), sales jobs (11.20%), and food service (10.00%).
In addition, Dover is a college town. There are a lot of students in Dover attending college, and as a result Dover provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, Dover is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.62% of adults in Dover have a college degree.
The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $24,378, 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 $97,512 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Dover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.