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.

Dover is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (13.27%), office and administrative support (13.09%), and teaching (9.07%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Dover, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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 somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.44% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $22,013, 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 $88,052 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, English, Italian, and French .

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