Dover Base Housing, Delaware

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Population in 2010: 3,450.
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
Males: 1,803  (52.3%)
Females: 1,647  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

24.7 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19901.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,278 (it was $34,318 in 2000)
Dover Base Housing:

$48,278
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,322 (it was $12,119 in 2000)

Dover Base Housing CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $161,980 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Dover Base Housing:

$161,980
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,223; detached houses: $314,781; townhouses or other attached units: $129,106; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $45,857; mobile homes: $94,717

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,362.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dover Base Housing: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.7% for other race residents, 11.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dover Base Housing, DE (2017)
    • 2,44970.9%White alone
    • 52315.1%Hispanic
    • 3028.7%Black alone
    • 1043.0%Two or more races
    • 320.9%Asian alone
    • 160.5%American Indian alone

Races in Dover Base Housing detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (13.1%), American (13.0%), Irish (9.7%), European (5.4%), English (4.9%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 5,145 people per square mile   (average).

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157 residents are foreign born (4.1% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% Africa).

This place:

4.5%
Delaware:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Dover Base Housing CDP:

0.5% ($350)
Delaware:

0.7% ($841)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (35.4 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (62.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (63.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (1.3 miles ),
Kent Acres, DE (1.5 miles ),
Highland Acres, DE (1.5 miles ),
Rodney Village, DE (1.7 miles ),
Magnolia, DE (1.8 miles ),
Camden, DE (1.9 miles ),
Little Creek, DE (1.9 miles),
Dover, DE (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 75.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Dover Base Housing, DE in 2017
Dover Base Housing satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Delaware:

3.2%
Historical population in Dover Base Housing, DE
Historical housing units in Dover Base Housing, DE
Most common industries in Dover Base Housing, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (22.9%)
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Paper (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Dover Base Housing, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.5%)
  • Child care workers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (7.9%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Dover Base Housing, Delaware

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.7. This is about average.

City:

71.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.59
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00404. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00404
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Dover Base Housing-area historical tornado activity is near Delaware state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Dover Base Housing place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 tornado 6.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dover Base Housing-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from Dover Base Housing center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 306.7 miles away from Dover Base Housing center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 339.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 277.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dover Base Housing topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dover Base Housing:

  • DELAWARE HOSPICE CENTRAL DIV (Hospital, about 3 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • COURTLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER, KENT GENERAL CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH - KENT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • CHRISTIANA CARE VISITING NURSE ASSN (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; CAMDEN, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE GREENTREE (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dover Base Housing:

  • Delaware State University (about 6 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 7 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 30 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Cumberland County College (about 32 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Wilmington University (about 40 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 42 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 44 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)

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Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.1 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

89.5%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dover Base Housing:

Marital status in Dover Base Housing, DE
  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 75.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

For population 25 years and over in Dover Base Housing:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Delaware average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dover Base Housing, DE (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,6795
Evangelical Protestant14,99279
Mainline Protestant14,93141
Black Protestant3,24518
Other2,71814
Orthodox1001
None109,645-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
This county:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Kent County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Here:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Kent County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.5%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

59.2%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Dover Base Housing:

27.3
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.9%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.9%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dover Base Housing:

6.9
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dover Base Housing:

26.0%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

66.3%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

88.0%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dover Base Housing, DE Residents

6.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,074 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Castle County, DE  1.31% ($48,838 average AGI)
from Sussex County, DE  1.01% ($33,254)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.17% ($40,491)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,302 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.20%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sussex County, DE  1.14% ($39,974 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  1.08% ($46,206)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($35,254)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dover Base Housing:

  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dover Base Housing:

  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W277AH (103.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dover Base Housing:

  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.4mTotal length
  • $1,556,000Total costs
  • 23,644Total average daily traffic
  • 2,600Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,369Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$58,2001$34,730
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2005 2003 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0411.00

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dover Base Housing, DE
  • 78.2%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dover Base Housing compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Dover Base Housing on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Panama (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses"
  • #71 (19901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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