Dover, Delaware Population 2020

38,499
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Dover is a city located in Delaware. With a 2020 population of 38,499, it is the 2nd largest city in Delaware (after Wilmington) and the 1026th largest city in the United States. Dover is currently growing at a rate of 0.55% annually and its population has increased by 6.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,047 in 2010. Spanning over 24 miles, Dover has a population density of 1,627 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dover is $64,557 with a poverty rate of 22.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,028 per month, and the median house value is $175,900. The median age in Dover is 29.8 years, 27.8 years for males, and 32.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Dover Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dover was:

  • Black or African American: 45.76%
  • White: 44.33%
  • Two or more races: 5.08%
  • Asian: 2.23%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Dover, Delaware is 38,499, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,079.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,047.

Dover, Delaware Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020182,7602,1051.15%
2019180,6552,1051.17%
2018178,5502,1051.18%
2017176,4451,9171.09%
2016174,5281,3990.80%
2015173,1291,6710.97%
2014171,4582,4291.42%
2013169,0291,7411.03%
2012167,2882,1911.31%
2011165,0972,1421.30%
2010162,9550.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American17,08245.76%
White16,54844.33%
Two or More Races1,8965.08%
Asian8342.23%
Some Other Race5761.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native3841.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.03%
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Dover Population Pyramid 2020

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Dover Median Age

29.8


Total

27.8


Male

32.3


Female

Dover Adults

There are 29,221 adults, (5,198 of whom are seniors) in Dover.

Dover Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dover Sex Ratio

Female

19,517

52.28%

Male

17,814

47.72%

Dover Households and Families

Dover Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dover Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
All49.2%50.8%
Non Family38.2%61.8%
Female37.5%62.5%
Male31.4%68.6%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,6392.449.2
Non Family5,8921.338.2
Married4,5083.0772.9
Female2,5643.5837.5
Male6753.0831.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Dover Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6202.83%
9th to 12th Grade1,9979.10%
High School Graduate5,99427.32%
Some College5,61825.61%
Associates Degree1,6687.60%
Bachelors Degree3,40915.54%
Graduate Degree2,63312.00%
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Dover Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,7179,6083,258
Black8,8227,8282,182
Hispanic1,4291,078325
Multiple Races630563173
Asian493458301
Other Race270254
Native American24613930

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 94.07%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.05%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,149$38,409$30,792
Less Than High School$19,616$19,760$18,167
High School Grad$30,042$33,279$28,050
Some College$30,761$40,736$25,277
Bachelors Degree$42,213$41,307$42,848
Graduate Degree$59,150$69,886$56,173

$35,149

Average Earnings

$38,409

Average Male

$30,792

Average Female

Dover Language

Dover Language by Age

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Dover Language

89.52% of Dover residents speak only English, while 10.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.42% of the population.

Dover Poverty

Dover Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,9623,60325.81%
White14,1351,98914.07%
Hispanic2,43872429.70%
Multiple1,73765337.59%
Asian80226833.42%
Native36924666.67%
Other56320235.88%

22.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.76%

Male Poverty Rate

23.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dover

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dover is Native, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dover is White, with 14.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.50%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.17%
High School19.93%
Some College14.83%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.54%
Male Unemployed28.52%
Female Employed14.07%
Male Employed10.96%

Dover Income

Dover Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,714$64,557
Families$60,748$74,316
Married Families$83,088-
Non Families$32,959$47,892
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Dover Marital Status

Dover Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

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 35-44.

Dover Marital Status by Race

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Dover Veterans

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3,072

Number of Veterans

2,623

Male Veterans

449

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,042
First Gulf War931
Vietnam834
Korea179
World War II96
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54902
65 to 74631
55 to 64563
18 to 34563
75+413
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,90714.38%
Black1,0228.08%
Hispanic1296.88%
2 or More788.20%
Other348.85%
Asian273.68%
Indian41.28%

Dover Veterans by Education

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8.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dover Employment Status

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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40.31%

Born in Delaware

92.73%

Native Born

7.27%

Foreign Born

4.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.73% of Dover residents were born in the United States, with 40.31% having been born in Delaware. 4.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202038,4992100.55%
201938,2892100.55%
201838,0796331.69%
201737,4462100.56%
201637,2362590.70%
201536,977200.05%
201436,9572280.62%
201336,72950.01%
201236,7244201.16%
201136,3044071.13%
201035,8973,7621.11%
200032,1354,5051.52%
199027,6304,1231.63%
198023,5076,0193.00%
197017,48810,2389.20%
19607,2501,0271.54%
19506,2237061.21%
19405,5177171.40%
19304,8007581.73%
19204,0423220.83%
19103,7203911.12%
19003,3292680.84%
18903,0612500.86%
18802,8110.00%