Everything You Need to Know About the City of Dover Delaware

In 2017, Dover, DE had a population of 37.1k people with a median age of 29.9 and a median household income of $49,738. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dover, DE declined from 37,351 to 37,109, a -0.648% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,355 to $49,738, a 7.3% increase.

The population of Dover, DE is 42.1% White Alone, 40.8% Black or African American Alone, and 8.76% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Dover, DE speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dover, DE are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,834 degrees awarded in 2017), Delaware State University (694 degrees), and Wesley College (251 degrees).

The median property value in Dover, DE is $174,900, and the homeownership rate is 50.2%. Most people in Dover, DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Dover, DE is 2 cars per household.


Education in Dover

In 2017, universities in Dover, DE awarded 3,017 degrees. The student population of Dover, DE is skewed towards women, with 7,539 male students and 12,795 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dover, DE are White (1,485 and 50.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,031 and 34.9%), Hispanic or Latino (217 and 7.35%), and Asian (95 and 3.22%).

The largest universities in Dover, DE by a number of degrees awarded are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,834 and 60.8%), Delaware State University (694 and 23%), and Wesley College (251 and 8.32%).

The most popular majors in Dover, DE are Registered Nursing (392 and 13%), General Business Administration & Management (196 and 6.5%), and General Human Services (156 and 5.17%).

The median tuition costs in Dover, DE is $26,406 for private four-year colleges, and $5,259 and $12,387 respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Dover

The economy of Dover, DE employs 16.4k people and Dover has an unemployment rate of 5.3%. Dover has seen the job market increase by 2.6% throughout the most recent year. Future job development throughout the following ten years is anticipated to be 32.2%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%. The biggest ventures in Dover, DE are Health Care and Social Assistance (2,556 people), Retail Trade (2,372 people), and Educational Services (2,105 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,875), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($55,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,313).

Households in Dover, DE have a median annual income of $49,738, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,355 in 2016, which represents a 7.3% annual growth.


Tax Rates for Dover

– The Sales Tax Rate for Dover is 0.0%. The US average is 7.3%.

– The Income Tax Rate for Dover is 6.6%. The US average is 4.6%.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Dover

– The average income of a Dover occupant is $22,013 per year. 

– The Median household income of a Dover occupant is $45,660 per year.