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Dover, DE (Delaware) Houses and Residents

Total population: 37,355 (Urban population: 31,935, Rural population: 535 (25 farm, 510 nonfarm))

Houses: 14,938 (13,750 occupied: 6,665 owner occupied, 7,376 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

30%

Housing density: 667 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $208,375.

Median contract rent in 2016: $521 (lower quartile is $370, upper quartile is $645)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $897


Median gross rent in Dover, DE in 2016: $599

Housing units in Dover with a mortgage: 4,310 (48 second mortgage, 405 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,343

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $64,877

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $53,047

Median monthly housing costs: $968


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Dover, Delaware Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $171,311 (it was $107,700 in 2000)
Dover:

$171,311
Delaware:

$243,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,378 - $227,980
Median year house/condo built: 1978

Median year apartment built: 1985

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,081
  • In family households: 25,567 (3,304 male householders, 4,230 female householders)
    4,010 spouses, 9,974 children (9,775 natural, 31 adopted, 286 stepchildren), 1,127 grandchildren, 700 brothers or sisters, 409 parents, 1,357 other relatives, 832 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,009 (2,712 male householders (2,256 living alone)), 3,695 female householders (3,262 living alone)), 1,577 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,422

Size of family households: 3,198 2-persons, 1,876 3-persons, 1,113 4-persons, 802 5-persons, 307 6-persons, 195 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,525 1-person, 642 2-persons, 164 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 102 5-persons.

2,991 married couples with children.
4,125 single-parent households (691 men, 3,434 women).

88.1% of residents of Dover speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (42% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 3,407 (8.9%)
(33.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.7

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Dover, Delaware:

  • 8no bedroom
  • 1381 bedroom
  • 9112 bedrooms
  • 3,4813 bedrooms
  • 1,8634 bedrooms
  • 2545+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Dover population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dover, Delaware:

  • 269no bedroom
  • 1,4861 bedroom
  • 3,3652 bedrooms
  • 1,7443 bedrooms
  • 4624 bedrooms
  • 655+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Dover population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Dover in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 239no vehicle
  • 2,2491 vehicle
  • 2,8262 vehicles
  • 1,1063 vehicles
  • 2524 vehicles
  • 565+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Dover population

Cars and other vehicles available in Dover in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,369no vehicle
  • 3,7691 vehicle
  • 1,7162 vehicles
  • 5453 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Dover population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dover, Delaware:

  • 81 room
  • 322 rooms
  • 773 rooms
  • 5554 rooms
  • 8195 rooms
  • 1,4166 rooms
  • 1,4897 rooms
  • 1,0998 rooms
  • 1,1579+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Dover population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dover, Delaware:

  • 2871 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 1,7033 rooms
  • 2,4954 rooms
  • 1,4045 rooms
  • 7556 rooms
  • 3857 rooms
  • 3548 rooms
  • 749+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Dover population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Dover, DE household income distribution

  • Dover, DE household income distribution
  • 1,100Less than $10,000
  • 933$10,000 to $14,999
  • 948$15,000 to $19,999
  • 541$20,000 to $24,999
  • 965$25,000 to $29,999
  • 863$30,000 to $34,999
  • 824$35,000 to $39,999
  • 521$40,000 to $44,999
  • 758$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,051$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,761$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,836$75,000 to $99,999
  • 812$100,000 to $124,999
  • 409$125,000 to $149,999
  • 190$150,000 to $199,999
  • 340$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Dover, DE

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Dover, DE
  • 191Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 28$15,000 to $19,999
  • 55$25,000 to $29,999
  • 35$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1$40,000 to $49,999
  • 9$50,000 to $59,999
  • 60$60,000 to $69,999
  • 148$70,000 to $79,999
  • 52$80,000 to $89,999
  • 51$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,004$100,000 to $124,999
  • 788$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,204$150,000 to $174,999
  • 977$175,000 to $199,999
  • 980$200,000 to $249,999
  • 633$250,000 to $299,999
  • 414$300,000 to $399,999
  • 65$400,000 to $499,999
  • 49$500,000 to $749,999
  • 26$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Dover, DE

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Dover, DE
  • 45Less than $100
  • 31$100 to $149
  • 108$150 to $199
  • 40$200 to $249
  • 237$250 to $299
  • 103$300 to $349
  • 322$350 to $399
  • 157$400 to $449
  • 115$450 to $499
  • 238$500 to $549
  • 152$550 to $599
  • 360$600 to $649
  • 284$650 to $699
  • 343$700 to $749
  • 612$750 to $799
  • 1,220$800 to $899
  • 947$900 to $999
  • 915$1,000 to $1,249
  • 584$1,250 to $1,499
  • 187$1,500 to $1,999
  • 22$2,000 to $2,499
  • 22$2,500 to $2,999
  • 254No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 8972010 or later
  • 1,0312000 to 2009
  • 2691990 to 1999
  • 3901980 to 1989
  • 2361970 to 1979
  • 447Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Dover population
Dover commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 839
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,458
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,039
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,604
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,067
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 520
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,018
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 221
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 374
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 856
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,090
  • 90 or more minutes: 410
Dover, DE Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.5%
Number of people working at home: 688 (4.2% of all workers)

Dover mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 30,175 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 3,034 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 184 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 46 (0%)
  • Taxi: 206 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 157 (0%)
  • Walked: 503 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 688 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,027
 Irish: 954
 English: 794
 American: 790
 Haitian: 567
 Italian: 555
 Polish: 279
 African: 215
 Turkish: 172
 British: 169
 French (except Basque): 148
 European: 141
 Jamaican: 129
 Scottish: 127
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 89
 Liberian: 80
 Pennsylvania German: 77
 Russian: 69
 Kenyan: 69
 Scotch-Irish: 67
 Moroccan: 61
 Ukrainian: 56
 Romanian: 51
 Swedish: 50
 Egyptian: 48
 Greek: 47
 Hungarian: 45
 Scandinavian: 42
 Portuguese: 37
 Eastern European: 34
 Nigerian: 32
 West Indian: 22
 Welsh: 22
 Armenian: 22
 Austrian: 21
 Iranian: 19
 Norwegian: 19
 Yugoslavian: 16
 Ghanaian: 15
 French Canadian: 13
 Swiss: 12
 Slovak: 11
 Danish: 8
 Croatian: 8
 Belizean: 7
 Dutch: 5

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

  • 11%Haiti
  • 9%Mexico
  • 7%India
  • 6%Philippines
  • 5%Africa, n.e.c.
  • 4%Germany
  • 4%Honduras

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

  • This state: 14,524
  • Other state: 19,460
  • Northeast: 10,279
  • Midwest: 1,252
  • South: 6,937
  • West: 959

75% of Dover residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 23% lived in Delaware.

Dover:

74.9%
State average:

86.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 198
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2
  • 7th and 8th grade: 119
  • 9th grade: 259
  • 10th grade: 132
  • 11th grade: 352
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 196
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,272
  • Less than 1 year of college: 570
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,519
  • Associate degree: 766
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,526
  • Master's degree: 694
  • Professional school degree: 114
  • Doctorate degree: 348

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 138
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 36
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3
  • 7th and 8th grade: 314
  • 9th grade: 303
  • 10th grade: 77
  • 11th grade: 547
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 95
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,131
  • Less than 1 year of college: 671
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,228
  • Associate degree: 997
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,226
  • Master's degree: 1,306
  • Professional school degree: 115
  • Doctorate degree: 115

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.1%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.6%Males
  • 6.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 18.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 20.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 14.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.6%Males
  • 1.5%Females
Dover marital status for males
Dover marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,073
  • One, attached: 2,327
  • Two: 213
  • 3 or 4: 389
  • 5 to 9: 637
  • 10 to 19: 2,355
  • 20 to 49: 667
  • 50 or more: 775
  • Mobile homes: 567
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 41

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,694

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Dover:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dover
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.3%)
  • Electricity (13.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Electricity (34.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 235
Here:

7.7%
Delaware:

12.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

3.9%
Delaware:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 863
Here:

17.1%
Delaware:

15.6%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)