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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 38,079, 13,427 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $197,117, Dover real estate values are some of the lowest in Delaware, although compared to real estate around the nation, Dover homes are still considered rather expensive.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Dover, accounting for 49.31% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dover include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 26.38%), row houses and other attached homes ( 15.35%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.31%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Dover are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 44.06% owning and 55.94% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Dover built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Dover built between 1940-1969 ( 24.82%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 18.91%). There's also some housing in Dover built before 1939 ( 7.63%).
Homes have actually lost value in Dover over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 0.74% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Dover home appreciation rates at 4.93%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 21.24%.
Over the last year, Dover appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Dover's appreciation rate has been 2.02%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Dover were at 4.93%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 21.24%.
Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Dover's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Delaware, our data show that Dover's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Delaware.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Dover differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Dover - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Dover real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$846,001 - $1,129,000||0.1|
|$564,001 - $846,000||1.6|
|$451,001 - $564,000||1.9|
|$338,001 - $451,000||7.6|
|$226,001 - $338,000||27.2|
|$113,001 - $226,000||46.9|
|$57,001 - $113,000||6.5|
|$0 - $57,000||7.7|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Dover HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||18.9|
|1970 - 1999||48.6|
|1940 - 1969||24.8|
|1939 or Older||7.6|
|TYPE OF Dover HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||5.3|
|SIZE OF Dover HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.49|