Dover, DE

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
179,124
1.37% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.1
1.06% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.2%
2.14% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,117
1.3% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$226,600
2.72% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
79,624
0.324% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Dover, DE had a population of 179k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $60,117. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Dover, DE grew from 176,699 to 179,124, a 1.37% increase and its median household income declined from $60,910 to $60,117, a −1.3% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dover, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25%), White (Hispanic) (4.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.27%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%).

None of the households in Dover, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Dover, DE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dover, DE are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,820 degrees awarded in 2020), Delaware State University (778 degrees), and Wesley College (223 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Dover, DE was $226,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%.

Most people in Dover, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Dover, DE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Dover, DE is home to a population of 179k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.15% of Dover, DE residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

In 2020, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Dover, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
97.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Dover, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Dover, DE was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dover, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    108k ± 275
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.8k ± 882
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.22k ± 681
7.31%
Hispanic Population
13.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Dover, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.31% of the people in Dover, DE are hispanic (13.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    14,666 ± 2,951 people
  2. India
    10,722 ± 2,528 people
  3. China
    6,154 ± 1,920 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 14,666 Delaware residents, followed by India with 10,722 and China with 6,154.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.15%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11k people
6.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
10.8k people

As of 2020, 6.15% of Dover, DE residents (11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dover, DE was 6.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,184 ± 460
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,884 ± 609
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,696 ± 395

Dover, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Dover, DE employs 79.6k people. The largest industries in Dover, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,990 people), Retail Trade (10,703 people), and Public Administration (7,437 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,019), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,401), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,485).

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,413. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

79.6k
2020 Value
± 2,437
−0.324%
1 Year decline
± 4.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dover, DE declined at a rate of −0.324%, from 79.9k employees to 79.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dover, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,958 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,541 people), and Management Occupations (6,255 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dover, DE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

79.6k
2020 Value
± 2,437
−0.324%
1 Year decline
± 4.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dover, DE declined at a rate of −0.324%, from 79.9k employees to 79.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dover, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,990 people), Retail Trade (10,703 people), and Public Administration (7,437 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dover, DE, though some of these residents may live in Dover, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,293
Median earning men ± $973
$31,149
Median earning women ± $1,332

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($55,906), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,065), and Construction ($46,656).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,152), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,168), and Public Administration ($41,602).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Delaware. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,456
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 789
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 762
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $745k
    Manufacturing
  3. $426k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $13.6B
  2. $5.96B
  3. $5.56B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $13.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($5.96B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.56B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.7B
2020 Value in Delaware
$143B
Projected 2050 Value in Delaware
117% growth

In 2020, total outbound Delaware trade was $65.7B. This is expected to increase 117% to $143B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.43B
  2. $4.99B
  3. $4.82B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $9.43B, followed by New Jersey with $4.99B and Ohio and $4.82B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Dover, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Delaware over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Dover, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Dover, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Dover, DE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Dover, DE awarded 2,923 degrees. The student population of Dover, DE in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,304 male students and 12,658 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dover, DE are White (1,329 and 46.9%), followed by Black or African American (934 and 33%), Hispanic or Latino (292 and 10.3%), and Two or More Races (126 and 4.45%).

The largest universities in Dover, DE by number of degrees awarded are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,820 and 62.3%), Delaware State University (778 and 26.6%), and Wesley College (223 and 7.63%).

The most popular majors in Dover, DE are Registered Nursing (381 and 13%), General Business Administration & Management (152 and 5.2%), and General Human Services (141 and 4.82%).

The median tuition costs in Dover, DE are $26,934 for private four year colleges, and $5,807 and $14,199 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Dover, DE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 41.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 18,962 (33.2% men and 66.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 18,962 students enrolled in Dover, DE, 33.2% men and 66.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,419 records, of which 65% were women and 35% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 106 degree-majors awarded
  2. 281 degree-majors awarded
  3. 141 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dover, DE was Elementary Education & Teaching with 106 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dover, DE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,820 degrees awarded
  2. 778 degrees awarded
  3. 223 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Delaware Technical Community College-Terry with 1,820 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,049 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dover, DE, which is 0.56 times less than the 1,874 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,329 degrees mean that there were 1.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 934 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,934) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($845) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.567% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.622% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (241k), Some college (160k), and Bachelors Degree (137k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Dover, DE was $226,600 in 2020, which is 0.986 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $220,600 to $226,600, a 2.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Dover, DE is 68.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Dover, DE have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dover, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dover, DE is $60,117. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Dover, DE was New Castle County, DE with a value of $75,275, followed by Sussex County, DE and Kent County, DE, with respective values of $64,905 and $60,117.

Property

$226,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,032
$46,326
Median Property Taxes
±$1,685

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dover, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Dover, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.8%
Homeownership
2020
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.8% of the housing units in Dover, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Dover, DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dover, DE was New Castle County, DE with a value of $75,275, followed by Sussex County, DE and Kent County, DE, with respective values of $64,905 and $60,117.

The following map shows all of the counties in Dover, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,117
Median Household Income
± $1,839
67.3k
Number of Households
± 2,128

In 2020, the median household income of the 67.3k households in Dover, DE declined from $60,117 from the previous year's value of $60,910.

The following chart displays the households in Dover, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dover, DE is from Delaware.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2020, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.53%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.99%)

In 2020, 81.2% of workers in Dover, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.53%) and those who worked at home (4.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dover, DE have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Dover, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dover, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dover, DE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dover, DE (23k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dover, DE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.7% of the population of Dover, DE has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 4.56% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Delaware was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in Delaware see 1334 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.17% decrease from the previous year (1392 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2041 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 354 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Delaware, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,334 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,334 patients per year. This represents a 4.17% decrease from the previous year (1,392 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delaware in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Delaware across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.32%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
4.56%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dover, DE grew by 2.93% from 7.11% to 7.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dover, DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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