Dover, DE Overview

Home to a modest population of 30,370, Dover maintains a high profile among Delaware communities by serving as the state capital and the Kent County seat.  Along with a friendly, small-town atmosphere, the area combines a government complex with historic areas, Dover Air Force Base, riverside recreation areas, and NASCAR races.  The Green is the focal point of Dover’s historic district, which includes the site where the U.S. Constitution was first ratified, the Old Statehouse, and several of Delaware’s finest museums.  The Green also provides a charming backdrop for festivals and community celebrations throughout the year.  In addition to a thriving retail sector, Dover offers a wonderful selection of beautiful older homes and newer construction.  Without a doubt, State Street with its elegant Victorians ranks among Delaware’s most stunning thoroughfares.  Homes within the heart of town range from magnificent to modest, although attractive housing options are also available beyond the city limits.  Unusual for Kent County, the development of Fox Hall West just outside of Dover offers the luxury of semi-wooded lots, while executive developments like Pennwood draw local professionals to their custom five-bedroom and three-car garage homes.


Population Growth (since 2000) 14%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,620.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.363
Households w/ Children 26%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 22%
5+ Years in Residency 31%
Median Year in Residency 3.13

Housing Inventory

Dover, DE Housing Inventory 7,785 1,184 6,578 7,785 1,184 6,578

Market Overview

163 listings with an estimated median price of $279,000

Price Count
$100K - 200K 33
$200K - 300K 62
$300K - 400K 36
$400K - 500K 11
$500K - 600K 5
$600K - 700K 5
$700K - 800K 2
$800K - 900K 1
$1M - Max 8
Property Type Count
Single Family 112
Townhouse 13
Condo 2
Commercial 23
Rental 18
Lots and Land 10
Multi Family 3

(Data as of 7/5/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Dover, DE Population Demographics

Total: 37,501


Median Age: 32.94

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Dover, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Dover, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Dover, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Dover, DE Highest Education Level Attained 6,826 5,458 2,256 1,173 2,420 3,711 1,831 6,826 2,256 1,173 2,420

Employment and Finance


Dover, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $47,988)

Dover, DE Income by dollar range 1,187 919 798 854 761 638 730 886 684 1,273 1,721 1,707 960 569 518 64 88 8

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Dover, DE Crime

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