Dover, DE Population

By | June 10, 2019

Population: 32,135. Estimated population in July 2020: 34,288 (+6.7% change)
Males: 15,122 (47.1%), Females: 17,013 (52.9%)

The city of Dover is located in Kent County, Delaware. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Delaware.

Zip codes: 19901, 19904.

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $38,669
Median house value: $111,300

Races in Dover:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.3%)
  • Black (37.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (13.2%), Irish (10.6%), English (9.3%), Italian (5.7%), United States (3.9%), Subsaharan African (2.5%).

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 22.4 square miles

Map of Dover, DE

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dover

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dover city

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

6.2% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.4% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 0.9% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,205 (+11.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Dover:

  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER (640 S STATE STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Dover:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SALEM COUNTY (about 28 miles; SALEM, NJ)
  • SOUTH JERSEY HOSPITAL SYSTEM (about 28 miles; BRIDGETON, NJ)
  • ROCKFORD CENTER (about 29 miles; NEWARK, DE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dover:

  • DOVER AFB (about 7 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 36 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 53 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Dover:

  • DELDOT HELISTOP (about 3 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: 0N5)
  • CHANDELLE ESTATES (about 4 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: 0N4)
  • JENKINS (about 5 miles; WYOMING, DE; Abbreviation: 15N)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Dover:

  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,641; Location: 1200 N. Dupont Highway; Public; Website: www.dsc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WESLEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,468; Location: 120 N STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wesley.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-TERRY (Full-time enrollment: 1,069; Location: 100 CAMPUS DRIVE; Public)
  • DOVER BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 1487 S GOVERNORS AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL OFF (Location: BOX 897; Public; Website: www.dtcc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Dover:

  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 29 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 35 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-OWENS (about 35 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,053)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 36 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • ROWAN UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; GLASSBORO, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,587)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 49 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; SEWELL, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 3,135)

Schools

Public high schools in Dover:

  • DOVER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,583; Location: ONE PAT LYNN DRIVE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • KENT COUNTY SECONDARY INTENSIVE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 49; Location: 1075 SOUTH GOVERNORS AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Dover:

  • KENT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 157; Location: 3282 N DUPONT HWY; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CAPITOL BAPTIST (Students: 105; Location: 401 KESSELRING AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 220 WEST DENNEYS ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Dover:

  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,012; Location: 211 DELAWARE AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WILLIAM HENRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 919; Location: CARVER ROAD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • CAMPUS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 21 NORTH BRADFORD STREET; Grades: 01 – 11)
  • NELLIE HUGHES STOKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 3874 UPPER KING ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MAJOR GEORGE S. WELCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 464; Location: 3100 HAWTHORNE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STAR HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 594 VOSHELLS MILL/STAR HILL RO; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ACADEMY OF DOVER CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 104 SAULSBURY ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • W. REILY BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 360 WEBBS LANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTH DOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 855 COLLEGE ROAD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • SOUTH DOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 364; Location: 955 SOUTH STATE STREET; Grades: KG – 04)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Dover:

  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 625; Location: 631 SOUTH STATE STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 158; Location: 1141 E LEBANON ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CENTRAL DE CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 101; Location: 4698 S DUPONT; Grades: PK – 9)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN EARLY LEARNI (Students: 99; Location: 113 LOTUS ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WESLEY PRESCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 209 S STATE ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • PLAYHOUSE NURSERY (Students: 55; Location: 868 SOUTH STATE ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ROSE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 160 ROSE VALLEY SCHOOL RD; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • GREEN HILL AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 1936 SEENYTOWN RD.; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • FAITH ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SC (Students: 40; Location: 90 SAULSBURY ROAD; Grades: KG – 7)
  • THE LITTLE SCHOOL INC (Students: 36; Location: 308 N QUEEN ST; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Libraries in Dover:

  • DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,043,829; Location: 45 SOUTH STATE STREET; 101,766 books; 3,456 audio materials; 3,254 video materials; 371 serial subscriptions)
  • KENT COUNTY LIBRARY/DIVISION OF LIBRARIES (Operating income: $394,911; Location: 2319 SOUTH DUPONT HIGHWAY; 7,657 books; 392 audio materials; 263 video materials; 14 serial subscriptions)
  • KENT COUNTY BOOKMOBILE/DIVISION OF LIBRARIES (Operating income: $149,690; Location: 2319 SOUTH DUPONT HIGHWAY; 2,695 books; 24 audio materials; 171 video materials; 226 serial subscriptions)