StatisticDoverDelawareNational
Population37,351973,764328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,60750491
Median age29.539.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%39%43%
Speak English89%87%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Dover is 219% higher than Delaware
  • The median age in Dover is 26% lower than Delaware
  • In Dover 45.91% of the population is White
  • In Dover 43.51% of the population is Black
  • In Dover 2.74% of the population is Asian

Compare Dover, DE Demographics

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      Dover population breakdown by race

      RaceDoverDelawareNational
      White45.91%69.22%73.35%
      Black43.51%21.72%12.63%
      Asian2.74%3.68%5.22%
      American Indian0.49%0.37%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.16%0.05%0.18%
      Mixed race5.20%2.76%3.06%
      Other race1.99%2.19%4.75%
      In Dover, 8.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Dover age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Dover, DE demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).