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Dover is a city in Kent County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named for the port city in England.

The latitude of Dover is 39.158N. The longitude is -75.524W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,808.


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Median household income
Local
$38,669
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dover demographic reports
Dover is on the St. Jones River.
Public transportation: Delaware Transit Corporation (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 239. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Old Dover Days - May 4-5, 2007
  • Pagan Pride Day - Aug. 26, 2007
  • Delaware Book Festival - Nov. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dover web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Delaware Ballet, Dover Symphony Orchestra, Kent County Theatre Guild
Nearby parks & recreation: Silver Lake Park
Historic sites and museums: Delaware Archaeology Museum, Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, Air Mobility Command Museum, Biggs Museum of American Art
Colleges and universities: Delaware State University, Wesley College, Delaware Technical and Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Dover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19902 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Dover residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dover ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dover was $19,445, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Dover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Dover include Dover Green Historic District, Victorian Dover Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $521.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,034.


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Libraries in Dover include Dover Public Library, Kent County Library/Division of Libraries ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Dover include Dover Post

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRTX.

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Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dover political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Dover workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dover between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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