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Income/capita 24%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 0%
IndexDoverDelawareNational
Income per capita$22,707$31,118$29,829
Median household income$46,355$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,980$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,199$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$25,042$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$18,320$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level19.7%12.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dover is 24% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dover is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dover is equal to the national average
  • The poverty level in Dover is 30% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $30,900$46,355$92,710
      City
      $40,673$61,017$122,034
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Dover median earnings by income bracket

      Dover employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.7%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector8.3%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%4.9%
      Wholesale & retail services17.3%11.2%
      Public administration9.1%8.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%1.6%
      Education, health & social services16.6%43.4%
      Other32.8%23.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Riverview, DE2,993$91,51065%
      Highland Acres, DE3,792$76,86439%
      Viola, DE185$66,50020%
      Hartly, DE50$63,12514%
      Clayton, DE3,080$62,42213%
      Dover, DE37,351$46,35516%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mission Bend, TX37,334$61,90912%
      Texarkana, TX37,389$39,02629%
      East Meadow, NY37,228$93,85570%
      Keizer, OR37,497$56,8323%
      Mechanicsville, VA37,201$74,06134%
      Dover, DE37,351$46,35516%
      Source: The Dover, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).