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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 38,594 people and 16 associated neighborhoods, Dover is the second largest community in Delaware.

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.

The percentage of people in Dover who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.21% of adults in Dover have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2018 was $29,796, 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 $119,184 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, English, German, Italian, and Haitian.

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