Dover Kent County, Delaware

Dover: City in and county seat of Kent County, Delaware, United States, and capital city of Delaware

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Dover is a city located in the county of Kent in the U.S. state of Delaware. Its population at the 2010 census was 36,047. After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 38,166 inhabitants.

The city was created 338 years ago in 1682.


Dover is located at 39°9'29"N 75°31'28"W (39.1581700, -75.5243700).

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Dover Quick Facts

Population : 38,166 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Delaware (United States)
County : Kent County
Postal code : 19901–19906
Phone Area Codes : 302
Water as percent of area : 1.25%
Land as percent of area : 98.75%
Altitude : 36 feet / 11 meters
Capital city : Dover is capital of Kent County, Delaware
Establishment : January 01, 1683 (338 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 06:51:42 (16th June 2021)
Population growth : 5.55% (2010-2019)


The population of Dover increased by 5.55% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 36,047 - census
2011 36,300 0.7% estimation process
2012 36,720 1.14% estimation process
2013 36,724 0.01% estimation process
2014 36,949 0.61% estimation process
2015 36,967 0.05% estimation process
2016 37,229 0.7% estimation process
2017 37,416 0.5% estimation process
2018 38,008 1.56% estimation process
2019 38,166 0.41% estimation process

Dover zip code is 19901. County name: Kent, County fips: 10001

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People born in Dover (51)

People born in Dover, including astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, actress Teri Polo, politician James Sykes, you can see a list of people who born in Dover.


College & universities near Dover

Code Name City ZIP
131098 Wesley College Dover (DE) 19901-3875

Stations (31)

Amtrak & bus stations near Dover

Code Name Address Type
DVR Dover, Delaware 716 South Governors Ave BUS
NRK Newark 429 South College Ave. RAIL
ESN Easton Airport, Maryland 29137 Newman Road BUS
WIL Wilmington station 100 South French Street RAIL
KNT Kent Island, MD 3206 Main Street BUS

Other places with the same name (19)

Other cities in Kent County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kent County , DE. (more)

City Name Population Title
Smyrna 11,813 Town in Delaware
Harrington 3,638 City in Delaware, United States
Camden 3,551 Town in Delaware, United States
Clayton 3,508 Town in Delaware, United States
Cheswold 1,695 Town in Kent County, Delaware, United States
Wyoming 1,549 Town in Delaware, United States
Felton 1,414 Town of the United States
Frederica 849 Town in Delaware, United States
Houston 405 Town in Delaware
Magnolia 289 Town of the United States
Kenton 271 Town in Kent County, Delaware, United States
Little Creek 235 Town of the United States
Leipsic 205 Town in Delaware
Bethel 201 Town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Woodside 193 Town in Delaware, United States
Viola 165 Town in Kent County, Delaware, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Dover distances to largest Delaware cities

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