Dover demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,60736891
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%
Dover, DE has a population of 37,351 and is the 1,113th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,607 per sq mi which is 336% higher than the Delaware average and 1674% higher than the national average. The median age in Dover is 30 which is approximately 26% lower than the Delaware average of 40. In Dover, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 38% of Dover residents were born in Delaware, 53% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Dover is 336% 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 or African American.
  • In Dover 2.74% of the population is Asian.

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Dover population breakdown by race

Black or African American43.51%21.72%12.63%
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.

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