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Population in 2012: 37,089 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.4%
 

Males: 17,670  (47.6%)
Females: 19,419  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  31.3 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19902.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,623 (it was $38,669 in 2000)
Dover:

$45,623
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,072

Dover city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,552 (it was $107,700 in 2000)
Dover:

$180,552
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $197,342; Detached houses: $218,160; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,974; In 2-unit structures: $166,740; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,960; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,794; Mobile homes: $44,631

Median gross rent in 2012: $955.

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  • White alone - 16,086 (44.4%)
  • Black alone - 15,307 (42.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2,580 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1,195 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 750 (2.1%)
  • Other race alone - 143 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 95 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 103 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dover: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (10.0%), German (9.9%), English (6.8%), Italian (4.3%), West Indian (3.2%), United States (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1829

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 22.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,656 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dover:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dover city:

  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

2,098 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 1.5% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  5.8%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 191 registered sex offenders living in Dover, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dover to the number of sex offenders is 194 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,191 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $900 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (35.2 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (59.3 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (61.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Kent Acres, DE (1.5 miles ), Rodney Village, DE (1.5 miles ), Highland Acres, DE (1.8 miles ), Wyoming, DE (1.9 miles ), Camden, DE (1.9 miles ), Dover Base Housing, DE (2.0 miles ), Little Creek, DE (2.1 miles) , Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 88 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 1998: 105 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 1999: 99 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2001: 110 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2002: 164 buildings, average cost: $50,600
  • 2003: 134 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2004: 236 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2005: 241 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2006: 201 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2007: 189 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2008: 129 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2009: 92 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2010: 95 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $209,300
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $170,000

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Latitude: 39.16 N, Longitude: 75.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,624 (+45.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,696 (55.0%)

Area code: 302

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Crime rates in Dover by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0111222142151
per 100,000 0.03.13.03.06.05.95.82.811.05.52.713.72.7
Rapes N/A151524161317161921101513
per 100,000 N/A45.945.372.848.038.149.045.552.457.426.941.235.2
Robberies 68555047594047628169527361
per 100,000 203.7168.5151.0142.5177.0117.1135.5176.5223.2188.7140.1200.5165.0
Assaults 141123117167168152223198194196176220205
per 100,000 422.4376.7353.4506.2504.1445.1642.8563.6534.6535.9474.2604.1554.6
Burglaries 17715010516612593142111186158151132116
per 100,000 530.3459.4317.1503.2375.1272.3409.3315.9512.5432.0406.9362.5313.8
Thefts 1,7511,5901,5281,6471,5671,4341,4351,6251,7051,6691,8582,0302,008
per 100,000 5245.74869.84614.94992.64702.24199.04136.34625.34698.14563.75006.35574.55432.8
Auto thefts 160103107104115115125125125891138165
per 100,000 479.3315.5323.2315.3345.1336.7360.3355.8344.4243.4304.5222.4175.9
Arson 311712711812111316111010
per 100,000 92.952.136.221.233.023.434.631.335.843.829.627.527.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) N/A394.5366.4439.0418.3356.4415.0415.5458.4424.5390.7475.6419.2

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Crime rate in Dover detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 120 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Delaware average:

2.51

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Dover, Delaware accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Dover-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.2 miles away from the Dover city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dover-area historical earthquake activity is below Delaware state average. It is 95% 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 85.2 miles away from the city 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 84.5 miles away from Dover center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Arnold Naudain - Politician, Henry M. Ridgely - Politician, James Sykes (governor) - Politician, John M. Vining - Politician, Annie Jump Cannon - Astronomer, Doug Hutchison - Actor, George Sykes - Union General during the Civil War, Ian Snell - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Oct 30, 1981), J. Frank Allee - Senator, Joseph P. Comegys - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Dover: Griffin Seward, William L . Nelson.

Main business address for: DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT INC (SERVICES-AMUSEMENT & RECREATION SERVICES), CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION), PLAYTEX PRODUCTS INC (APPAREL & OTHER FINISHED PRODS OF FABRICS & SIMILAR MATERIAL), DOVER MOTORSPORTS INC (SERVICES-AMUSEMENT & RECREATION SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Dover:

  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER, KENT GENERAL CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, 640 SOUTH STATE STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CENTRAL DELAWARE (Dialysis Facility, BLUE HEN CORPORATE CENTER)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE GREENTREE (Dialysis Facility, 97 COMMERCE WAY, SUITE 104)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1221 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE, STE 203)
  • BAYHEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 560 S GOVERNORS AVENUE)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 1012 STATE COLLEGE ROAD, SUITE 101)
  • SAINTS HOME HEALTHCARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 3985 N DUPONT HIGHWAY)
  • BAYHEALTH - KENT GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 640 S STATE STREET)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE CENTRAL DIV (Hospital, 911 S DUPONT HWY)
  • CADIA REHABILITATION CAPITOL (Nursing Home, 1225 WALKER ROAD)
  • COURTLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, 889 SOUTH LITTLE CREEK ROAD)
  • DOVER NURSING CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, PO BOX 635 ARTIS DRIVE)
  • SILVER LAKE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1080 SILVER LAKE BLVD)
  • WESTMINSTER VILLAGE HEALTH (Nursing Home, 1175 MCKEE ROAD)

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Local government website: www.cityofdover.com

Colleges/Universities in Dover:

  • Delaware State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,113; Location: 1200 N. Dupont Highway; Public; Website: www.desu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Wesley College (FT enrollment: 1,954; Location: 120 N State St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wesley.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry (FT enrollment: 1,607; Location: 100 Campus Drive; Public; Website: www.dtcc.edu/terry/)
  • Harris School of Business-Dover (FT enrollment: 225; Location: 97 Commerce Way Ste 105; Private, for-profit)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Central Office (Location: 1832 North Dupont Highway; Public; Website: www.dtcc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Dover:

  • Cumberland County College (about 32 miles; Vineland, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 2,365)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 33 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • Wilmington University (about 35 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 4,279)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington (about 37 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 3,290)
  • University of Delaware (about 38 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 18,469)
  • Rowan University (about 44 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • Gloucester County College (about 49 miles; Sewell, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,805)

Public high schools in Dover:

Private high schools in Dover:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 301; Location: 1143 E LEBANON RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 220 W DENNEYS RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • KENT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 72; Location: 4462 W DENNEYS RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Dover:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Dover:

  • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 647; Location: 631 S STATE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE LITTLE SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 308 N QUEEN ST; Grades: PK - TK)
  • CENTRAL DE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 128; Location: 4698 S DUPONT HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WESLEY PRESCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 209 S STATE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GREEN HILL (Students: 41; Location: 1936 SEENEYTOWN RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • WILEYS SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 21 SHARON HILL RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • DOVER MONTESSORI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 88 CARPENTER ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ROSE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 361 ROSE VALLEY SCHOOL RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SMALL WONDERS MONTESSORI LLC (Students: 37; Location: 872 FOREST ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • FAITH ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 35; Location: 90 SAULSBURY RD; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Dover, map of school districts: CAPITAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in Dover:

  • DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,904,037; Location: 45 SOUTH STATE STREET; 119,392 books; 3,071 audio materials; 8,846 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 39 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 316 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • KENT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $863,990; Location: 2319 SOUTH DUPONT HWY; 36,991 books; 2,146 audio materials; 2,120 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Fire Department - Dover Fire Department http://www.doverfire.org
  • WIHW 96.1 Capitol Baptist Church added by Cass

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Notable locations in Dover: McKee Business Park (A), College Business Park (B), Enterprise Business Park (C), Wesley College Parking Lot D (D), Wesley College Parking Lot C (E), Wesley College Parking Lot A (F), Wesley College Parking Lot B (G), Tudor Industrial Park (H), MCD Business Park (I), Dover East Industrial Park (J), Dover Downs (K), Kent Swim Club (L), Maple Dale Country Club (M), Transportation Administration Center (N), Dover Air Force Base Fire Department (O), Dover Fire Department Station 2 (P), Care First Transportation Ambulance Service (Q), Kent County Sheriff's Department (R), Dover Police Department (S), William C Jason Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Greentree Village Shopping Center (1), Gateway West Shopping Center (2), Dover Commons Shopping Center (3), North Dover Shopping Center (4), Pedestrian Mall (5), Carrolls Center Shopping Center (6), The Centre at Dover Shopping Center (7), Edgehill Shopping Center (8), Bay Court Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dover include: Solid Rock Baptist Church (A), Union Baptist Church (B), Reese Memorial Chapel (C), New Jerusalem Baptist Church (D), Christian Life Church (E), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (F), Calvary Church of the Nazarene (G), Greater Love Temple (H), First Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunset Memorial Gardens (1), Holy Cross Cemetery (2), Whatcoat Cemetery (3), Lakeside Cemetery (4), New Jerusalem Baptist Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Silver Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fork Branch (A), Cahoon Branch (B), Maidstone Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dover include: Dover Street Park (1), Saulsbury Road Park (2), Silver Lake Park (3), Richardson Park (4), Williams Park (5), Eden Hill (6), Dover Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Delaware Agricultural Museum (866 North Dupont Highway) (1), Biggs Museum Of American Art (406 Federal Street) (2), Jolly Time Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; Dover Air Park) (3), Kent County Tourism Corporation (435 North Dupont Hwy) (4), DNR Paintball (Arcades & Amusements; 3833 N Dupont Hwy) (5), Club Kids (Arcades & Amusements; 1720 South Governors Avenue) (6), AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Agency - Dover Branch (Tours & Charters; 55 Greentree Village Sh) (7), Oceanwinds Villa and B/B (Tours & Charters; 4 Clouds Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Inn at Meeting House Square (305 South Governors Avenue) (1), Little Creek Inn (2623 North Little Creek Road) (2), Ramada Inn (348 North Dupont Highway) (3), Comfort Suites Dover (1654 North Dupont Highway) (4), Comfort Inn Dover (222 South Dupont Highway) (5), Days Inn Dover Intown (272 North Dupont Highway) (6), Hampton Inn Dover (1568 North Dupont Highway) (7), Sheraton Dover Hotel (1570 North Dupont Highway) (8), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1780 North Dupont Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Court Street Liquor Wine And Beer (460 South Dupont Highway) (1), Delaware State - Superior Court- Kent County- Clerk Of Court-Prothono (Courthouse) (2), Delaware State Justice Of Peace Courts Court 16 Fax (480 Bank) (3), Delaware State - Justice of the Peace Court- Civil Courts- Court No 16 (480 Bank Lane) (4), Delaware State - Justice Of The Peace Court- Criminal Courts- Court (480 Bank Lane) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.7. This is about average.
City:

31.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 16.6. This is significantly better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

24.5
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 6.06. This is significantly worse than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.06
U.S.:

3.97
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00528. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00528
U.S.:

0.05221

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dover and their reported violations in the past:

DOVER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 38000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2006), St Boil Water Order (MAY-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2006), St Public Notif issued (MAY-27-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (DEC-08-2000), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JAN-20-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-1999), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2000)
REHOBOTH DISTRICT (Population served: 30000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-03-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-03-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
SOUTHERN SHORES (Population served: 15000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-20-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and DEC-06-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2000)
BETHANY BAY OCEAN VIEW (Population served: 9624, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
MEADOWS DISTRICT (Population served: 7098, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
CAMDEN DISTRICT (Population served: 6711, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
  • One minor monitoring violation
ANGOLA DISTRICT (Population served: 4545, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
NORTHWEST DISTRICT (Population served: 3960, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2003), St Public Notif issued (JUN-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dover that have no violations reported:

  • WEST DOVER DISTRICT (Population served: 1146, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • PLAYTEX PRODUCTS (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODFIELD (Population served: 684, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BAYSIDE (Population served: 630, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAWA #832 (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOX POINTE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POINT FARM (Population served: 210, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DELAWARE STATE FIRE SCHOOL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KILLENS POND STATE PARK (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOST LANDS RV PARK (Population served: 198, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.9%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.9%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dover, DE

People in group quarters in Dover in 2010:

  • 2,773 people in college/university student housing
  • 340 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 283 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 202 people in state prisons
  • 74 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Dover in 2000:

  • 1,732 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 699 people in nursing homes
  • 381 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 125 people in halfway houses
  • 113 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 18 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Dover compared to Delaware state average:

Dover, Delaware environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Dover (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: West Dover Branch, Dover Branch, Camden Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Greentree Village Branch, Dover Branch, North Dover Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • TD Bank, National Association: Dover Branch at 758 North Dupont Highway, branch established on 2004/12/28; Dover Forrest Avenue Branch at 1035 Forrest Avenue, branch established on 2008/02/08. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • The First National Bank of Wyoming: West Dover Branch at 1006 State College Road, branch established on 1995/08/21; Dover Branch at 800 South Governors Avenue, branch established on 1975/06/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $288.5 mil, Deposits: $230.3 mil, headquarters in Wyoming, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Wyoming Financial Corporation
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Dover Mart Branch at 290 South Dupont Highway, branch established on 1995/12/15; West Dover Branch at 1486 Forrest Avenue, branch established on 2006/02/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Dover Parkway Branch at 100 North Dupont Highway, branch established on 1967/08/01; Dover Parkway Remote Mb Branch at 137 South Bradford Street, branch established on 2010/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Dover Branch at 8 Loockerman Street, branch established on 1967/05/22; West Dover Branch at 1399 Forest Avenue, branch established on 1972/10/02. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Artisans' Bank: Dover Branch at 1555 South Governors Avenue, branch established on 1965/12/01. Info updated 2008/06/24: Bank assets: $543.9 mil, Deposits: $476.4 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • MidCoast Community Bank: Dover Branch at 584 North Dupont Highway, branch established on 2009/09/08. Info updated 2012/03/13: Bank assets: $234.8 mil, Deposits: $214.1 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Midcoast Community Bancorp, Inc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dover, Delaware:

  • Red Carpet Inn & Suites, 348 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 734-5701, Fax: (302) 674-4788
  • Dover Inn, 428 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 674-4011, Fax: (302) 674-5316
  • Hampton Inn Dover, 1568 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 736-3500, Fax: (302) 736-6402
  • Sheraton Hotel, 1570 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 678-8500, Fax: (302) 678-9072
  • Days Inn Dover, 272 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 674-8002, Fax: (302) 674-2195
  • Comfort Suites Dover, 1654 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 736-1204, Fax: (302) 736-1204
  • Home2 Suites, 222 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 674-3300
  • Holiday Inn - Downtown, 561 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 , Phone: (302) 747-5050, Fax: (302) 730-3574
  • 12 other hotels and motels
All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dover, Delaware

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dover travel time to work - commute


Dover mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dover city (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.11%
Here32.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents31.9%26.0%4.8%4.2%3.9%
Congregations3.7%26.6%1.8%4.6%0.9%
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.9%3.3%2.9%2.5%16.6%
Congregations1.8%2.8%4.6%4.6%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Kent County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$76,775$51,1831$841
Other Government Administration 17$66,774$47,1350$0
Police Protection - Officers 91$496,483$65,4700$0
Police - Other 28$93,814$40,2060$0
Fire - Other 6$17,455$34,9103$956
Streets and Highways 16$59,300$44,4750$0
Solid Waste Management 13$37,191$34,3300$0
Sewerage 6$19,273$38,5460$0
Parks and Recreation 5$18,184$43,6423$500
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,424$44,5440$0
Water Supply 26$93,442$43,1270$0
Electric Power 65$268,527$49,5740$0
Local Libraries 11$36,101$39,38310$12,547
Other and Unallocable 62$203,929$39,47014$6,040
Totals for Government 366$1,494,672$49,00631$20,884

Dover government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $9,780,000 ($263.69)
    Fire Protection: $253,000 ($6.82)
    Water Utilities: $104,000 ($2.80)
    Police Protection: $85,000 ($2.29)
    General: $84,000 ($2.26)
    Sewerage: $83,000 ($2.24)
    General Public Buildings: $79,000 ($2.13)
    Regular Highways: $74,000 ($2.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000 ($1.48)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $47,393,000 ($1277.82)
    Police Protection: $9,830,000 ($265.04)
    Sewerage: $6,036,000 ($162.74)
    Water Utilities: $3,233,000 ($87.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,238,000 ($60.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,892,000 ($51.01)
    General - Other: $1,709,000 ($46.08)
    General Public Buildings: $1,650,000 ($44.49)
    Central Staff Services: $1,211,000 ($32.65)
    Libraries: $1,127,000 ($30.39)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $796,000 ($21.46)
    Financial Administration: $656,000 ($17.69)
    Fire Protection: $563,000 ($15.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $431,000 ($11.62)
    Housing & Community Development: $289,000 ($7.79)
    Health Services - Other: $257,000 ($6.93)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,395,000 ($37.61)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $17,145,000 ($462.27)
    Benefit Payments: $3,480,000 ($93.83)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $2,704,000 ($72.91)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $2,214,000 ($59.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $246,000 ($6.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $681,000 ($18.36)
    Regular Highways: $347,000 ($9.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $347,000 ($9.36)
    Water Utilities: $299,000 ($8.06)
    Sewerage: $230,000 ($6.20)
    Police Protection: $170,000 ($4.58)
    General Public Building: $94,000 ($2.53)
    Fire Protection: $42,000 ($1.13)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($0.70)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $15,000 ($0.40)
    Central Staff: $9,000 ($0.24)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,466,000 ($443.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $528,000 ($14.24)

Dover government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,265,000 ($141.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,084,000 ($29.23)
    All Other: $371,000 ($10.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $102,000 ($2.75)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $2,087,000 ($56.27)
    From Local Government: $1,149,000 ($30.98)
    From Other Government: $361,000 ($9.73)
    Local Employee Contribution: $254,000 ($6.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $413,000 ($11.14)
    All Other: $356,000 ($9.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,727,000 ($73.53)
    Interest Earnings: $1,588,000 ($42.82)
    Special Assessments: $539,000 ($14.53)
    Rents: $471,000 ($12.70)
    Property Sale Other: $228,000 ($6.15)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $57,735,000 ($1556.66)
    Water Utilities: $3,893,000 ($104.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,949,000 ($52.55)
    All Other: $445,000 ($12.00)
    Health & Hospitals: $147,000 ($3.96)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.16)
  • Tax - Property: $7,183,000 ($193.67)
    NEC: $3,644,000 ($98.25)
    Public Utilities: $463,000 ($12.48)

Dover government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $24,085,000 ($649.38)
    Water Utilities: $8,804,000 ($237.37)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,100,000 ($110.54)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,980,000 ($215.16)
    Other NEC: $3,430,000 ($92.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,805,000 ($102.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $22,830,000 ($615.55)
    Water Utilities: $9,760,000 ($263.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,024,000 ($189.38)
    Other, NEC: $3,725,000 ($100.43)
    Electric Utilities: $1,255,000 ($33.84)

Dover government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,659,000 ($44.73)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $4,461,000 ($120.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $46,592,000 ($1256.22)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,315,000 ($170.27)

8.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($838 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.21%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Castle County, DE  1.92% ($46,984 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.19% ($43,981)
from Caroline County, MD  0.16% ($32,667)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,231 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.29%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to New Castle County, DE  1.09% ($41,164 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($33,481)
to Caroline County, MD  0.07% ($26,421)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dover:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 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:

  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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:

  • 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)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Dover fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 56 meters (184ft)
Total costs: $1,800,000
Total average daily traffic: 572,247
Total average daily truck traffic: 56,132

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dover, DE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dover)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 130 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Dover, DE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 173 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dover)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Dover)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 918 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED115$177,16953$147,699372$174,02135$83,8901$475,25041$143,1942$76,230
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$177,4364$171,06351$167,31111$68,9150$04$116,3131$103,430
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$181,3319$111,194176$177,70641$59,4650$012$111,5378$67,190
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$177,9789$122,154119$175,2664$115,9480$010$115,1943$63,853
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$182,0200$035$171,0265$45,4060$03$126,8600$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Dover, DE

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$169,9894$248,6600$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$167,2654$170,8651$74,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$124,7702$184,0850$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$149,8870$01$135,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 324
  • Hazardous Condition: 157
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 12

Incident types - Dover


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dover, DE

Most common first names in Dover, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William43273.6 years
Mary43178.0 years
John38573.6 years
James31871.5 years
Charles28471.7 years
Robert26668.3 years
George22775.7 years
Helen18980.3 years
Elizabeth16580.6 years
Margaret16278.1 years
Most common last names in Dover, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10975.0 years
Jones10073.4 years
Johnson9371.6 years
Moore8074.8 years
Williams7869.1 years
Brown7770.2 years
Thompson6973.5 years
Harris6672.9 years
Morris6270.1 years
Wilson6072.7 years
Businesses in Dover, DE
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
AT&T2Macy's1
Ace Hardware1MainStay1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Arby's1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone1Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike9
Best Western1Old Navy1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS2Penske1
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Charlotte Russe1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A1Popeyes2
Chipotle1Quiznos1
Chuck E. Cheese's1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid3
Dairy Queen2SONIC Drive-In2
Days Inn1Safeway1
Decora Cabinetry4Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts4Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx15Sprint Nextel1
Finish Line1Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
Foot Locker1Subway4
GNC3Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile3
Goodwill3T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block3T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn2Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS13
Jones New York4Vans3
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Vons1
Kmart1Waffle House1
Kohl's1Walgreens6
La-Z-Boy3Walmart1
Lane Bryant1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture3YMCA1
LensCrafters1
Browse common businesses in Dover, DE


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  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc."
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 (19902) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bahamian first ancestries"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Huaibing Liu (8)
  • Kenneth Donald Hobbs (6)
  • Xin Huo (4)
  • Andrew Supplee Webb (3)
  • Kewang Lu (3)
  • Point Somee Limited Liability Company (3)
  • Noureddine Melikechi (3)
  • Muse Green Investments Llc (3)
  • Gerald Merovitz (3)
  • Qizhou Dai (2)

Total of 98 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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