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Total population: 36,560 (Urban population: 35,958, Rural population: 602 (28 farm, 574 nonfarm))

Dover,DE index of house prices


Houses: 13,357 (12,513 occupied: 6,600 owner occupied, 5,913 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

44%

Housing density: 596 houses/condos per square mile


Median contract rent in 2009: $749 (lower quartile is $526, upper quartile is $857)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $640


Median gross rent in Dover, DE in 2009: $856


Housing units in Dover with a mortgage: 4,296 (564 second mortgage, 645 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,481


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,587


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $44,270


Median monthly housing costs: $931





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $186,512 (it was $107,700 in 2000)
Dover:

$186,512
Delaware:

$249,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $152,770 - $240,420

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $221,529
Here:

$221,529
State:

$306,906

Townhouses or other attached units: $194,444
Here:

$194,444
State:

$215,864

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $189,362
Here:

$189,362
State:

$185,545

Mobile homes: $32,453
Here:

$32,453
State:

$45,161

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,271
  • In family households: 23,143 (4,882 male householders, 2,586 female householders)
    5,080 spouses, 8,431 children (7,826 natural, 140 adopted, 465 stepchildren), 699 grandchildren, 237 brothers or sisters, 92 parents, 576 other relatives, 560 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,128 (2,230 male householders (1,670 living alone)), 2,762 female householders (2,334 living alone)), 1,136 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,199 (863 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,086 2-persons, 1,954 3-persons, 1,490 4-persons, 648 5-persons, 229 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,004 1-person, 836 2-persons, 108 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

3,822 married couples with children.
2,775 single-parent households (401 men, 2,374 women).

89.8% of residents of Dover speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 1,982 (6.1%)
(47.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Dover, Delaware
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 390
  • 5 rooms: 1,094
  • 6 rooms: 1,249
  • 7 rooms: 1,317
  • 8 rooms: 1,362
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,015
  • 1 room: 197
  • 2 rooms: 529
  • 3 rooms: 1,238
  • 4 rooms: 1,553
  • 5 rooms: 1,299
  • 6 rooms: 484
  • 7 rooms: 369
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9 or more rooms: 92
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dover, Delaware
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 145
  • 2 bedrooms: 951
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,404
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,921
  • 5+ bedrooms: 173
  • no bedroom: 251
  • 1 bedroom: 1,853
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,246
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,251
  • 4 bedrooms: 275
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
Cars and other vehicles available in Dover, Delaware in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 209
  • 1 vehicle: 2,029
  • 2 vehicles: 3,014
  • 3 vehicles: 1,072
  • 4 vehicles: 222
  • 5+ vehicles: 54
  • no vehicle: 1,221
  • 1 vehicle: 3,117
  • 2 vehicles: 1,293
  • 3 vehicles: 175
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 70

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 474
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,342
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,937
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,358
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,700
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,156
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,303
  • 1940 to 1949: 692
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,083

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Dover, DE house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Dover, DE:

  • Less than $10,000: 84
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 42
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 42
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 36
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 35
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 26
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 25
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 61
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 72
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 42
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 29
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 36
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 38
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 166
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 412
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 747
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 1048
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1974
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 1121
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 949
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 281
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 161
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 52
  • $1,000,000 or more: 28
 


Dover rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Dover:

  • Less than $100: 133 people
  • $100 to $149: 95
  • $150 to $199: 121
  • $200 to $249: 119
  • $250 to $299: 53
  • $300 to $349: 87
  • $350 to $399: 138
  • $400 to $449: 75
  • $450 to $499: 110
  • $500 to $549: 187
  • $550 to $599: 58
  • $600 to $649: 246
  • $650 to $699: 265
  • $700 to $749: 388
  • $750 to $799: 400
  • $800 to $899: 879
  • $900 to $999: 857
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 935
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 430
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 276
  • $2,000 or more: 89
  • No cash rent: 133
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 516
  • 1990 to 1994: 393
  • 1985 to 1989: 158
  • 1980 to 1984: 232
  • 1975 to 1979: 105
  • 1970 to 1974: 131
  • 1970 to 1974: 172
  • 1965 to 1969: 275


Dover, DE Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.2%
Number of people working at home: 394 (2.7% of all workers)


Dover commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 813
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3370
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3722
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2489
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1049
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 379
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 478
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 154
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 169
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 587
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 762
  • 90 or more minutes: 309
 


Dover mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 11,275 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,910 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 146 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 26 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 74 (1%)
  • Walked: 724 (5%)
  • Other means: 118 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 394 (3%)
 


Dover, DE household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 1272
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 984
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1027
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 809
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 798
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 752
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 818
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 797
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 576
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1056
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 1263
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1203
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 588
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 241
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 192
  • $200,000 or more: 84
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 12058
 German: 2860
 Irish: 2236
 English: 2168
 Italian: 1464
 United States or American: 1265
 Subsaharan African:: 771
 Polish: 532
 African: 516
 French (except Basque): 421
 Scotch-Irish: 346
 Scottish: 340
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 308
 French Canadian: 273
 British: 250
 Norwegian: 173
 Welsh: 153
 Dutch: 144
 Nigerian: 137
 Haitian: 98
 Swedish: 89
 Jamaican: 88
 Ukrainian: 85
 Canadian: 79
 Ghanian: 74
 Hungarian: 73
 Russian: 68
 European: 65
 Arab:: 62
 Czech: 55
 Lithuanian: 41
 Slovak: 40
 Portuguese: 40
 Danish: 37
 Pennsylvania German: 36
 West Indian: 35
 British West Indian: 30
 Austrian: 26
 Bahamian: 25
 Israeli: 23
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 23
 Swiss: 22
 Greek: 21
 Egyptian: 20
 Other Arab: 20
 Czechoslovakian: 20
 Liberian: 19
 Lebanese: 17
 Latvian: 11
 Yugoslavian: 10
 Cape Verdean: 9
 Slovene: 9
 Scandinavian: 9
 South African: 9
 Iranian: 9
 Other Subsaharan African: 7
 Soviet Union: 7
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 6
 Turkish: 6
 Belgian: 6
 Croatian: 6
 Moroccan: 5
 Slavic: 4
 Bermudan: 3


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Philippines (9%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Nigeria (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12603
  • Northeast: 7889
  • Midwest: 1807
  • South: 6527
  • West: 965

50% of Dover residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Delaware.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 59
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 34
  • 5th and 6th grade: 119
  • 7th and 8th grade: 268
  • 9th grade: 168
  • 10th grade: 231
  • 11th grade: 157
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 291
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,818
  • Less than 1 year of college: 767
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,554
  • Associate degree: 559
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,762
  • Master's degree: 808
  • Professional school degree: 245
  • Doctorate degree: 159

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 80
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 92
  • 5th and 6th grade: 177
  • 7th and 8th grade: 253
  • 9th grade: 267
  • 10th grade: 339
  • 11th grade: 332
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 435
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,922
  • Less than 1 year of college: 834
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,595
  • Associate degree: 762
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,711
  • Master's degree: 839
  • Professional school degree: 127
  • Doctorate degree: 59

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 2.3%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.1%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 17.4%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 11.3%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 11.8%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 16.3%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 14.9%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 8.4%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 9.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 18.9%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 17.5%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 0.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $52,672
  • Black householders: $35,746
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $56,542
  • Asian householders: $47,534
  • Some other race householders: $27,028
  • Two or more races householders: $41,062
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $28,817
Dover household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Dover household income for Black householders
Dover household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Dover household income for Asian householders
Dover household income for Some other race householders
Dover household income for Two or more races householders
Dover household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Dover marital status for males
Dover marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $196,037
  • Black or African American householders: $180,104
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $137,503
  • Asian householders: $204,869
  • Some other race householders: $182,529
  • Two or more races householders: $187,031
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $209,891

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,982
  • One, attached: 1,960
  • Two: 447
  • 3 or 4: 417
  • 5 to 9: 815
  • 10 to 19: 1,575
  • 20 to 49: 766
  • 50 or more: 625
  • Mobile homes: 770

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Dover:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dover
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22.3%)
  • Electricity (11.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (54.5%)
  • Electricity (29.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 278
Here:

7.8%
Delaware:

17.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

3.9%
Delaware:

14.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 929
Here:

24.3%
Delaware:

21.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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