Dover, Delaware

Population 36,643

Dover is located in Kent County, DE. The population is 36,643, making Dover the largest city in Kent County and the 2nd largest city in the state of Delaware.

There are 19 public schools in Dover with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Dover is high . Unemployment in Dover is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Dover property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Dover include Kent Acres, Rodney Village and Highland Acres.

Dover Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 12%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 58.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 29.7%

Crime Rate

60.18% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 232
  • Violent Crimes: 871
  • Robbery: 128
  • Burglary: 214
  • Property Crime: 5
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Environmental Hazards

447 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 5
  • Registered Polluters: 10
  • Superfunds: 34
  • Tanks & Spills: 398


High 7.2%
  • Delaware unemployment average: 4.6%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Dover, DE

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116 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Dover, DE issued 116 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 116 permits, 44 were issued for single family homes and 72 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Dover, DE issued 50 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $881
  • 1 Bedroom: $894
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,049
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,490
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,729

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Environmental Hazards

447 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (385/400)
    Dover, DE has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Dover, DE is a green zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.35 Average
    Dover, DE is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 35.14°
  • February 34.77°
  • March 43.06°
  • April 53.78°
  • May 63.06°
  • June 72.79°
  • July 77.76°
  • August 75°
  • September 68.22°
  • October 56.87°
  • November 45.68°
  • December 40.7°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Dover, DE

Dover, DE has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Dover, DE has a moderate risk of hurricanes.
Dover, DE has a very low risk of hail storms.
Dover, DE has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Dover, DE: $46,355


Unemployment in Dover is 7.2%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.6% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 43.21%
White Collar - 56.79%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jack Markell
  • Sen. Thomas R. Carper
  • Sen. Christopher A. Coons

City Representatives

  • John Carney

Neighborhood Info

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