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Dover Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Dover Area is 167,477. The Dover Area population density is 209.78 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 368.49 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Dover Area is white, which represent 67.81% of the total population. The average Dover Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 167,477. #241

Population Density, #157

Dover Area
209.78 per square mile
368.49 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:113,563 (67.81%, #742)
Black:40,633 (24.26%, #102)
Hispanic:10,648 (6.36%, #382)
Asian:3,424 (2.04%, #199)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,197 (0.71%, #282)
One Race, Other:1,968 (1.18%, see rank)
Two or More Races:6,692 (4.00%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,193 (20.60%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:4,931 (46.31%, see rank)
Cuban:396 (3.72%, see rank)
Central American:1,854 (17.41%, see rank)
South American:446 (4.19%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,104 (32.24%, see rank)
Chinese:304 (8.88%, see rank)
Filipino:1,153 (33.67%, see rank)
Japanese:131 (3.83%, see rank)
Korean:289 (8.44%, see rank)
Vietnamese:102 (2.98%, see rank)
Asian, Other:341 (9.96%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

139,199 (83.12%) out of the total population of 167,477 reported first ancestry.

 Dover Area% of the Total PopulationDelawareU.S.
Arab2680.16%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech4710.28%, see rank0.24%0.47%
Danish6620.40%, see rank0.22%0.42%
Dutch2,9901.79%, see rank1.29%1.40%
English15,3899.19%, see rank10.72%8.02%
French4,7972.86%, see rank2.36%3.34%
German26,30515.71%, see rank14.94%15.03%
Greek5930.35%, see rank0.48%0.41%
Hungarian1,0400.62%, see rank0.52%0.46%
Irish25,23315.07%, see rank17.23%10.80%
Italian11,7857.04%, see rank9.94%5.52%
Norwegian8070.48%, see rank0.42%1.42%
Polish4,9212.94%, see rank4.66%3.01%
Portuguese3990.24%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian8770.52%, see rank0.85%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,5050.90%, see rank0.77%0.99%
Scottish2,2161.32%, see rank1.55%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,5370.92%, see rank1.00%0.95%
Swedish1,3760.82%, see rank0.80%1.27%
Swiss2950.18%, see rank0.19%0.30%
Ukrainian3350.20%, see rank0.50%0.31%
American11,0676.61%, see rank5.24%7.12%
Welsh1,2660.76%, see rank0.79%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 80,690 (48.18%, see rank)
Females: 86,787 (51.82%, see rank)

Dover Area
Male: 48.18%
Female: 51.82%
Male: 48.41%
Female: 51.59%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Dover Area
36.80 years old
39.10 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Dover Area
35.00 years old
37.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Dover Area
38.30 years old
40.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Dover Area% of the Total PopulationDelawareU.S.
Under 5 years11,0906.62%, see rank6.10%6.36%
5 to 9 years11,3266.76%, see rank6.28%6.51%
10 to 14 years11,4206.82%, see rank6.14%6.59%
15 to 19 years11,9607.14%, see rank6.70%6.85%
20 to 24 years13,0637.80%, see rank7.08%7.13%
25 to 34 years21,42712.79%, see rank12.79%13.47%
35 to 44 years20,23212.08%, see rank12.26%12.96%
45 to 54 years23,07413.78%, see rank14.38%14.09%
55 to 64 years19,51611.65%, see rank12.89%12.29%
65 to 74 years14,3058.54%, see rank8.88%7.64%
75 to 84 7,4554.45%, see rank4.62%4.25%
85 years and over2,6091.56%, see rank1.89%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Dover AreaDelawareU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population108,618, 100%620,886209,056,129
Less Than High School15,216, 14.01%, see rank11.96%13.67%
High School Graduate36,241, 33.37%, see rank31.54%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree32,498, 29.92%, see rank27.07%29.09%
Bachelor Degree15,105, 13.91%, see rank17.50%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree9,558, 8.80%, see rank11.94%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.21, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Dover Area DelawareU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,02977.57%22.43%66.58%33.42%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)17,97889.50%, see rank10.50%, see rank84.81%15.19%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)8,74889.89%, see rank10.11%, see rank86.00%14.00%90.60%9.40%
College12,85274.91%, see rank25.09%, see rank80.22%19.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,88956.80%, see rank43.20%, see rank55.52%44.48%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Dover AreaDelawareU.S.
Total Households59,142, 100%339,046116,211,092
Average Household Size2.74, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households14,346, 24.26%, see rank26.56%27.57%
2 or More Person Households44,796, 75.74%, see rank73.44%72.43%
Family Households (Families)41,437, 70.06%, see rank67.20%66.22%
Average Family Size3.36, see rank3.283.32
Married-Couple Family29,669, 50.17%, see rank48.44%48.42%
Nonfamily Households17,705, 29.94%, see rank32.80%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Dover Area%DelawareU.S.
15 Years and Over Total133,641see rank747,226252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over63,460100%, see rank357,646123,281,364
Never Married21,58934.02%, see rank35.62%35.77%
Married33,44552.70%, see rank51.41%52.04%
Widowed1,8152.86%, see rank2.94%2.57%
Divorced6,61110.42%, see rank10.02%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over70,181100%, see rank389,580129,692,771
Never Married20,50329.21%, see rank30.65%29.48%
Married34,43649.07%, see rank47.44%49.19%
Widowed6,3279.02%, see rank9.12%9.16%
Divorced8,91512.70%, see rank12.80%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Dover Area%DelawareU.S.
Native158,60094.70%, see rank91.62%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence75,06644.82%, see rank45.56%58.73%
Born in Different State80,15347.86%, see rank44.47%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3,3812.02%, see rank1.59%1.42%
Foreign Born8,8775.30%, see rank8.38%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship5,2243.12%, see rank3.87%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3,6532.18%, see rank4.51%7.09%
Born In Europe1,6360.98%, see rank1.16%1.53%
Born In Asia2,7811.66%, see rank2.73%3.82%
Born In Africa1,2290.73%, see rank0.81%0.55%
Born In Oceania60.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America3,1181.86%, see rank3.57%6.83%
Born In Northern America1070.06%, see rank0.11%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Dover Area%DelawareU.S.
English52,26788.38%, see rank86.08%79.39%
Spanish3,1375.30%, see rank6.80%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2,0743.51%, see rank3.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,2042.04%, see rank2.25%3.36%
Other4600.78%, see rank0.90%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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