Dover, DE


Dover profile

Living in Dover

Dover is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 37,786 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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (12.48%), food service (10.29%), and sales jobs (9.76%).

Dover is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Dover enrolled in college, Dover has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Dover is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Dover area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Dover citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.64% of adults in Dover have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $22,707, 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 $90,828 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.