Dover, Delaware Population 2022

38,640
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Dover is a city located in Kent County Delaware. Dover has a 2020 population of 38,640. It is also the county seat of Kent County. Dover is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 7.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,894 in 2010.

The average household income in Dover is $63,489 with a poverty rate of 21.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,066 per month, and the median house value is $182,100. The median age in Dover is 30.7 years, 28.9 years for males, and 33 years for females.

Dover Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Doverwas:

  • White: 43.97%
  • Black or African American: 42.09%
  • Two or more races: 7.90%
  • Asian: 3.32%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Dover, Delaware is 38,640 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,640.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,894.

Dover, Delaware Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010162,9560.00%
2011165,1102,1541.30%
2012167,2972,1871.31%
2013169,0381,7411.03%
2014171,4562,4181.41%
2015173,1281,6720.97%
2016174,5421,4140.81%
2017176,4991,9571.11%
2018178,5402,0411.14%
2019180,7862,2461.24%
2020183,0322,2461.23%
2021185,2782,2461.21%

Dover Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,65343.97%
Black or African American15,94042.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native2290.60%
Asian1,2563.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.02%
Some Other Race7922.09%
Two or More Races2,9937.90%
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Dover Population by Race

Dover Population Pyramid 2022

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Dover Median Age

33.8


Total

30.8


Male

36.6


Female

Dover Adults

There are 30,641 adults, (6,323 of whom are seniors) in Dover.

Dover Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dover Sex Ratio

Female

20,269

53.52%

Male

17,603

46.48%

Dover Population by Age

Dover Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dover Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All47.9%52.1%
Male39.6%60.4%
Female37%63%
Non Family36.1%63.9%

47.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dover Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,7402.2847.9
Married4,2202.9976
Male7763.2239.6
Female2,8893.2237
Non Family6,8551.3336.1

2.97

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Dover Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5392.25%
9th to 12th Grade2,3499.82%
High School Graduate7,15329.90%
Some College5,61123.45%
Associates Degree2,1669.05%
Bachelors Degree3,45514.44%
Graduate Degree2,65111.08%
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Dover Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian806586415
White11,66610,4073,277
Black8,6297,6421,926
2+ Races1,2571,194245
Other Race670595119
Hispanic1,6121,321204
Native American1677013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.49%.

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,886$37,710$27,669
Less Than 9th Grade$19,609$29,250$12,901
High School Graduate$27,460$32,005$25,514
Some College$27,102$35,552$22,478
Bachelors Degree$44,175$46,756$42,699
Graduate Degree$56,473$73,229$52,320

$32,886

Average Earnings

$37,710

Average Male

$27,669

Average Female

Dover Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dover Language by Age

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Dover Language

88.15% of Dover residents speak only English, while 11.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.79% of the population.

Dover Language

Dover Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native21612658.33%
Multiple2,84597534.27%
Black12,8313,16624.67%
Hispanic2,70654220.03%
White14,4732,61018.03%
Asian1,25118014.39%
Other105NaN%

21.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.93%

Male Poverty Rate

24.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dover

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dover is Native, with 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dover is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.24%.

Dover Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.28%
High School16.32%
Some College16.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.94%

Dover Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.95%
Male Unemployed16.72%
Female Employed17.82%
Female Unemployed38.01%

Dover Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dover Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,500$62,579
Families$58,578$72,001
Married Families$85,840-
Non Families$34,734$48,126
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Income by Household Type

Dover Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

27.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Dover Married by Age and Sex

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Dover Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Dover Marital Status by Race

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Dover Marital Status

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3,320

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,233
First Gulf War871
Vietnam1,129
Korea165
World War II59

Dover Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34587
35 to 54928
55 to 64458
65 to 74851
75+496

Dover Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,80413.00%
Black1,26410.17%
Asian484.04%
Other Race619.02%
2+ Races1439.07%
Hispanic1738.78%

Dover Veterans by Race

Dover Veterans by Education

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8.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dover Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Dover Employment by Age

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Dover Employment by Race

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Dover Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.94%

Born in Dover

91.14%

Native Born

8.86%

Foreign Born

3.47%

Non Citizen

5.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.14% of Dover residents were born in the United States, with 36.94% having been born in Delaware. 3.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dover Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18802,8110.00%
18903,0612500.86%
19003,3292680.84%
19103,7203911.12%
19204,0423220.83%
19304,8007581.73%
19405,5177171.40%
19506,2237061.21%
19607,2501,0271.54%
197017,48810,2389.20%
198023,5076,0193.00%
199027,6304,1231.63%
200032,1354,5051.52%
201035,8943,7591.11%
201136,3004061.13%
201236,7204201.16%
201336,72440.01%
201436,9492250.61%
201536,967180.05%
201637,2292620.71%
201737,4161870.50%
201838,0085921.58%
201938,1661580.42%
202038,3241580.41%
202138,4821580.41%
202238,6401580.41%

Dover Population by Year