Dover, DE
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Dover is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 37,522 people and 14 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (12.30%), and teaching (9.50%).

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.

In terms of college education, Dover is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.85% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $21,950, 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 $87,800 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 Creole.