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Population
171,474
1.16% growth
Median Age
37.2
Median Household Income
$55,184
0.38% growth
Poverty Rate
13.2%
Number of Employees
76,158
1.21% growth
Median Property Value
$199,800
0.35% decline

Economy

The economy of Dover, DE Metro Area employs 76,158 people. The economy of Dover, DE Metro Area is specialized in Public Admin.; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2.24; 1.34; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dover, DE Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,494), Retail trade (10,640), and Public Admin. (8,032), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,690), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,528), and Finance & Insurance ($44,222).

Median household income in Dover, DE Metro Area is $55,184. Males in Dover, DE Metro Area have an average income that is 1.07 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,973. The income inequality of Dover, DE Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dover, DE Metro Area. In Delaware the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,505. New Castle County, DE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Delaware.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Dover, DE Metro Area is from the state of Delaware.

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Diversity

Dover, DE Metro Area is home to a population of 171,474 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dover, DE Metro Area is composed of 108,515 White residents (63.3%), 40,690 Black residents (23.7%), 11,326 Hispanic residents (6.61%), 6,081 Two+ residents (3.55%), and 3,401 Asian residents (1.98%). The most common foreign languages in Dover, DE Metro Area are Spanish (6,475 speakers), Other West Germanic (1,046 speakers), and French Creole (828 speakers), but compared to other places, Dover, DE Metro Area has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (1,046 speakers), French Creole (828 speakers), and German (823 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Dover, DE Metro Area awarded 2,964 degrees. The student population of Dover, DE Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 1,087 male students and 1,877 female students. Most students in Dover, DE Metro Area are White (1,526 and 51.5%), followed by Black or African American (939 and 31.7%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 6.31%), and Asian (104 and 3.51%). The largest universities in Dover, DE Metro Area by number of graduates are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,865 and 62.9%), Delaware State University (650 and 21.9%), and Harris School of Business-Dover Campus (238 and 8.03%). The most popular majors in Dover, DE Metro Area are Registered Nursing (302 and 10.2%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (126 and 4.25%), and General Human Services (126 and 4.25%). The median tuition costs in Dover, DE Metro Area are $25,646 for private four year colleges, and $3,360 and $8,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dover, DE Metro Area is $199,800, which is 0.97 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $200,500 to $199,800, a 0.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Dover, DE Metro Area is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Dover, DE Metro Area have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dover, DE Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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