Dover, Pennsylvania Population 2024

1,942

Dover is a city located in York County Pennsylvania. Dover has a 2024 population of 1,942. Dover is currently declining at a rate of -0.1% annually and its population has decreased by -0.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,952 in 2020.

The average household income in Dover is $84,131 with a poverty rate of 9.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dover is 39.9 years, 40.8 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Dover Demographics

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

  • White: 89.78%
  • Asian: 3.75%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Black or African American: 2.78%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,578.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.51% (-10)
The current population of Dover, Pennsylvania is 1,942 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,952.

Dover, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,84489.78%
Asian773.75%
Two or more races733.55%
Black or African American572.78%
Native American30.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Dover Population by Race

Dover Population Pyramid 2024

Dover Median Age

39.9

Total

40.8

Male

36.8

Female

Dover Adults

There are 1,538 adults, (351 of whom are seniors) in Dover.

Dover Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dover Sex Ratio

Female96546.98%
Male1,08953.02%

Dover Population by Age

Dover Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8242.4973.726.3
Married3933.1796.43.6
Non Family2481.2950.849.2
Female1312.638.261.8
Male522.831000

2.94

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dover Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade191.36%
9th to 12th Grade15811.3%
High School Graduate58341.7%
Some College1299.23%
Associates Degree25418.17%
Bachelors Degree16711.95%
Graduate Degree886.29%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dover Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3441,173241
2+ Races242414
Asian17110
Black13130
Hispanic999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$48,412$54,792$42,083
Less Than 9th Grade$14,643$19,231$13,036
High School Graduate$43,750$51,579$35,789
Some College$50,536$57,604$0
Bachelors Degree$76,667$79,276$64,453
Graduate Degree$69,271$0$67,917

$48,412

Average Earnings

$54,792

Average Male

$42,083

Average Female

Dover Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dover Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dover Language

95.23% of Dover residents speak only English, while 4.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Dover Language

Dover Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,8331437.8%
Asian772937.66%
Multiple731520.55%
Hispanic321134.38%

9.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.56%

Male Poverty Rate

8.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dover

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dover is Asian, with 37.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dover is White, with 7.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.88%.

Dover Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.2%
High School5.15%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Dover Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed79.31%
Male Unemployed35.29%
Male Employed4.2%
Female Employed0%

Dover Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dover Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$75,804$84,131
Families$88,125$96,677
Married Families$112,596$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,389$48,573

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dover Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dover Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dover Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Dover Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dover Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

257

Number of Veterans

245

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War88
Vietnam83
Second Gulf War24
Korea16
World War II0

Dover Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5483
65 to 7470
75+55
55 to 6443
18 to 346

Dover Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White24816.94%
2+ Races921.95%
Hispanic942.86%

Dover Veterans by Race

Dover Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dover Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.5%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dover Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dover Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dover Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.69%

Born in Dover

91.72%

Native Born

8.28%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

7.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.72% of Dover residents were born in the United States, with 72.69% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Dover Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,929-3-0.16%
20281,932-2-0.1%
20271,934-3-0.15%
20261,937-2-0.1%
20251,939-3-0.15%
20241,942-2-0.1%
20231,944-3-0.15%
20221,947-7-0.36%
20211,95420.1%
20201,952-37-1.86%
20191,989-3-0.15%
20181,99210.05%
20171,99110.05%
20161,990-1-0.05%
20151,991-2-0.1%
20141,993-1-0.05%
20131,994-4-0.2%
20121,998-2-0.1%
20112,000-6-0.3%
20102,00600%

Dover Population by Year