Dover is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 3,973 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the 302nd largest community in Florida.
When you are in Dover, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 53.21% of Dover’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Dover is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in farm management occupations (17.14%), maintenance occupations (15.68%), and sales jobs (9.17%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Dover work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
A relatively large number of people in Dover telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.25% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
For a small town, Dover has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Dover exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The population of Dover has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.92% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $14,040, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,160 for a family of four. Dover also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Dover is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dover, accounting for 65.14% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). 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, Italian, English, German, and British.
In addition, Dover has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.62%).
The most common language spoken in Dover is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.