Dover Metro Area

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  2. Dover Metro Area Statistics
  3. Dover Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Dover Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Dover Metro Area Family Information
  6. Dover Metro Area Education Information
  7. Dover Metro Area Business Information
  8. Dover Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Dover Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Dover Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Dover Metro Area Counties
  12. Dover Metro Area Cities


Dover Metro Area Legal Resources

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Dover Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 126,697
  • Land Area (2000): 1,527.371 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 544.921 square kilometers

Dover Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2002 130,543 2004 136,506 2006 145,667
2003 132,710 2005 140,951 2007 150,986

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Houses (2000): 50,481

Dover Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 163,432 64.09%
 Rural, Farm 4,830 1.89%
 Rural, Non-farm 86,742 34.02%

Dover Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Dover Metro Area Employment Information

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Dover Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 58,789 56,392 2,397 4.08% 41
1991 62,049 58,427 3,622 5.84% 59
1992 64,655 60,965 3,689 5.71% 57
1993 65,927 62,212 3,715 5.63% 56
1994 68,165 64,826 3,340 4.90% 49
1995 69,421 66,198 3,223 4.64% 47
1996 70,047 67,080 2,967 4.24% 42
1997 68,778 65,766 3,013 4.38% 44
1998 69,439 66,720 2,719 3.92% 39
1999 70,337 67,797 2,540 3.61% 36
2000 63,918 61,650 2,269 3.55% 36
2001 64,454 62,092 2,361 3.66% 37
2002 65,845 63,278 2,567 3.90% 39
2003 67,916 65,085 2,831 4.17% 42
2004 69,784 67,363 2,421 3.47% 35
2005 72,139 69,608 2,530 3.51% 35
2006 73,716 71,370 2,347 3.18% 32
2007 74,651 72,220 2,432 3.26% 33
2008 75,084 71,931 3,153 4.20% 42
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 75,012 72,074 2,938 3.92% 39
Feb 2008 74,942 71,935 3,007 4.01% 40
Mar 2008 75,242 72,452 2,790 3.71% 37
Apr 2008 75,333 72,554 2,779 3.69% 37
May 2008 74,906 72,167 2,739 3.66% 37
Jun 2008 75,620 72,185 3,435 4.54% 45
Jul 2008 75,410 72,010 3,400 4.51% 45
Aug 2008 75,350 71,449 3,901 5.18% 52
Sep 2008 73,941 70,556 3,385 4.58% 46
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Dover Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 9,032 15.35%
2. Public Administration 6,868 11.67%
3. Educational Services 3,198 5.44%
4. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 2,392 4.07%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 2,266 3.85%
6. Health Care 1,902 3.23%
7. Finance and Insurance 1,784 3.03%
8. Food Manufacturing 1,764 3.00%
9. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 1,676 2.85%
10. Repair and Maintenance 1,546 2.63%
11. Truck Transportation 1,540 2.62%
12. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 1,466 2.49%
13. Paper Manufacturing 1,432 2.43%
14. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 1,414 2.40%
15. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,406 2.39%
16. Other Transportation 1,154 1.96%
17. Metal Manufactuing 1,080 1.84%
18. Food and Beverage Stores 1,056 1.79%
19. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,014 1.72%
20. Chemical Manufacturing 970 1.65%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 7,530 13.22%
2. Educational Services 6,842 12.01%
3. Public Administration 5,656 9.93%
4. Finance and Insurance 4,312 7.57%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 3,774 6.63%
6. Social Assistance 2,636 4.63%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 1,906 3.35%
8. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,892 3.32%
9. Food and Beverage Stores 1,862 3.27%
10. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 1,678 2.95%
11. Department and Other General Stores 1,626 2.85%
12. Paper Manufacturing 1,150 2.02%
13. Personal and Laundry Services 1,148 2.02%
14. Construction 1,068 1.88%
15. Food Manufacturing 856 1.50%
16. Other Transportation 752 1.32%
17. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 696 1.22%
18. Electronic Shopping and Mail Order 692 1.22%
19. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 594 1.04%
20. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 588 1.03%

Dover Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Installation / Maintenance 3,348 5.69%
2. Other Production Occupations 3,156 5.36%
3. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 2,856 4.85%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 2,498 4.25%
5. Other Management Occupations 2,482 4.22%
6. Vehicle Mechanics 2,386 4.06%
7. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2,376 4.04%
8. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 1,956 3.32%
9. Other Construction Trades 1,800 3.06%
10. Law Enforcement Workers 1,644 2.79%
11. Carpenters 1,568 2.67%
12. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 1,556 2.64%
13. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 1,350 2.29%
14. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 1,270 2.16%
15. Other Office and Admin Support 1,146 1.95%
16. Operations Managers Non Finance 1,100 1.87%
17. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 1,072 1.82%
18. Other Protective Service Workers 1,070 1.82%
19. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 1,002 1.70%
20. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 920 1.56%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 3,716 6.52%
2. Secretaries and Admins 3,282 5.76%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 2,468 4.33%
4. Cashiers 2,416 4.24%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 2,130 3.74%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 2,078 3.65%
7. Other Production Occupations 1,930 3.39%
8. Registered Nurses 1,892 3.32%
9. Other Management Occupations 1,806 3.17%
10. Child Care Workers 1,746 3.07%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 1,664 2.92%
12. Customer Service Representatives 1,650 2.90%
13. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1,560 2.74%
14. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 1,512 2.65%
15. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 1,414 2.48%
16. Business Operations Specialists 1,410 2.48%
17. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 1,364 2.39%
18. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 1,296 2.28%
19. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 1,152 2.02%
20. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 1,148 2.02%

Dover Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 112,422 58.21%
15-35 hours 22,662 11.73%
1-14 hours 4,771 2.47%
No regular hours 53,275 27.59%

Dover Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 3,853 3.30%
5 AM-5:29 AM 2,775 2.38%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 4,767 4.09%
6 AM-6:29 AM 10,682 9.16%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 13,568 11.64%
7 AM-7:29 AM 19,255 16.52%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 20,103 17.24%
8 AM-8:29 AM 10,377 8.90%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 4,574 3.92%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 4,584 3.93%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 2,549 2.19%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 1,173 1.01%
Noon-3:59 PM 9,409 8.07%
4 PM-11:59 PM 8,916 7.65%

Dover Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 4,367 3.75%
5-9 16,679 14.31%
10-14 21,290 18.26%
15-19 21,739 18.65%
20-24 16,605 14.24%
25-29 5,454 4.68%
30-34 10,876 9.33%
35-39 2,161 1.85%
40-44 2,326 2.00%
45-59 6,398 5.49%
60-89 5,946 5.10%
At least 90 2,744 2.35%

Dover Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 436 0.37% 85,698 73.51%
30-44 182 0.16% 15,181 13.02%
45-59 86 0.07% 6,312 5.41%
At least 60 230 0.20% 8,460 7.26%

Dover Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 274 0.23%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 15,521 12.88%
 Car / truck / van, solo 95,910 79.59%
 Motorcycle 164 0.14%
 Other 1,037 0.86%
 Public transportation 934 0.78%
 Walked 2,745 2.28%
 Worked at home 3,926 3.26%

Dover Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Dover Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 94,398 (246,112 people)
Families (2000): 67,376 (207,420 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 27,220
People at same address in 1995: 132,115

Dover Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 7,470 7.87%
$10,000-$14,999 6,242 6.57%
$15,000-$19,999 6,651 7.00%
$20,000-$24,999 6,344 6.68%
$25,000-$29,999 6,442 6.78%
$30,000-$34,999 6,715 7.07%
$35,000-$39,999 6,264 6.60%
$40,000-$44,999 6,317 6.65%
$45,000-$49,999 5,561 5.86%
$50,000-$59,999 9,531 10.04%
$60,000-$74,999 10,259 10.80%
$75,000-$99,999 9,454 9.96%
$100,000-$124,999 4,039 4.25%
$125,000-$149,999 1,696 1.79%
$150,000-$199,999 1,289 1.36%
$200,000 or more 688 0.72%

Dover Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 10,841 22.96%
 Family, 2 people 13,735 29.08%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 2,273 4.81%
 Family, 3 people 8,390 17.77%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 337 0.71%
 Family, 4 people 6,908 14.63%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 110 0.23%
 Family, 5 people 2,917 6.18%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 38 0.08%
 Family, 6 people 1,049 2.22%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 8 0.02%
 Family, 7 or more people 616 1.30%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 2 0.00%

Dover Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 77,936 29.76%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 31,409 11.99%
Public Assistance 3,160 1.21%
Retirement 20,839 7.96%
Self Employment 9,618 3.67%
Social Security 24,509 9.36%
Supplemental Security 3,807 1.45%
Wage / Salary 75,563 28.85%
Other 15,082 5.76%

Dover Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 27,703 54.38%
 With children under 18 23,242 45.62%

Dover Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 8,871 9.54%
 Married 55,333 59.50%
 Never Married 26,383 28.37%
 Widowed 2,415 2.60%

Dover Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 12,506 12.06%
 Married 56,333 54.33%
 Never Married 24,742 23.86%
 Widowed 10,109 9.75%

Dover Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Dover Metro Area Education Information

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Dover Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 11,241 6.05%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 27,875 15.01%
 High school diploma or equivalent 60,881 32.79%
 Some college, no degree 43,644 23.51%
 Associate degree 11,205 6.03%
 Bachelors degree 19,581 10.55%
 Graduate or professional degree 11,247 6.06%

Dover Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 2,487 1.96% 1,724 1.36% 4,211 3.32%
Kindergarten 3,071 2.42% 596 0.47% 3,667 2.89%
Grades 1-4 14,780 11.67% 1,410 1.11% 16,190 12.78%
Grades 5-8 14,758 11.65% 1,238 0.98% 15,996 12.63%
Grades 9-12 14,199 11.21% 795 0.63% 14,994 11.83%
Undergrad college 12,048 9.51% 2,998 2.37% 15,046 11.88%
Graduate or professional school 1,416 1.12% 800 0.63% 2,216 1.75%
Total 62,759 49.53% 9,561 7.55% 72,320 57.08%

Dover Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Dover Metro Area Business Information

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Dover Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 340 290
2002 307 225
2003 345 263
2004 342 300

Dover Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Dover Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Dover Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 220,744 89.35%
 Below Poverty Level 26,300 10.65%

Dover Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Dover Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 125

Dover Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2002 4.956 0.506 0.023 0.820 6.304 0.000 5.822 24.620 1.777 32.219
2003 5.915 0.618 0.038 0.836 7.407 0.000 6.510 25.884 1.989 34.383
2004 5.143 0.542 0.022 0.930 6.637 0.000 6.344 24.285 2.337 32.966
2005 4.817 0.518 0.028 0.688 6.052 0.000 5.498 22.575 2.008 30.081
2006 4.400 0.632 0.055 0.961 6.048 0.000 6.185 22.579 2.286 31.050
2007 4.716 0.556 0.033 0.934 6.239 0.000 6.107 23.128 1.894 31.129

Dover Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
2002 5,029

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Dover Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Dover Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 18,841 14.87%
10-19 Years 19,906 15.71%
20-29 Years 16,713 13.19%
30-39 Years 19,596 15.47%
40-49 Years 18,276 14.42%
50-59 Years 13,516 10.67%
60-69 Years 9,731 7.68%
70-79 Years 6,663 5.26%
80-89 Years 2,929 2.31%
90+ Years 526 0.42%

Dover Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 61,070 48.20%
 Female 65,627 51.80%

Dover Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 91,325 72.08%
 African-American 25,770 20.34%
 Hispanic/Latino 4,069 3.21%
 Multiracial 2,391 1.89%
 Asian 2,104 1.66%
 Amerindian 763 0.60%
 Other Race 234 0.18%
 Pacific Islander 41 0.03%

Dover Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. German 37,877 20.24%
2. Irish 33,034 17.65%
3. English 28,015 14.97%
4. United States Or American 22,483 12.01%
5. Italian 13,631 7.28%
6. Polish 7,698 4.11%
7. French Non-Basque 5,820 3.11%
8. Scottish 4,514 2.41%
9. Scotch Irish 3,739 2.00%
10. Dutch 3,526 1.88%

Dover Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 217,868 92.06%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 7,745 3.27%
3. German 2,250 0.95%
4. Other West Germanic 1,646 0.70%
5. French 1,618 0.68%
6. Tagalog 802 0.34%
7. Korean 752 0.32%
8. Italian 450 0.19%
9. African 432 0.18%
10. Chinese 400 0.17%

Dover Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 244,901 96.04%
 Naturalized immigrant 5,213 2.04%
 Not a citizen 4,890 1.92%

Dover Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Dover Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Dover Metro Area Counties

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Alphabetical | By Population

Kent County    

Dover Metro Area Cities

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