Dover, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dover, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dover had a population of 2,040 as of July 1, 2016. Dover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dover is located at latitude 40.0033 and longitude -76.8484 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dover (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 449 feet.

The Borough of Dover (GNIS ID: 1215740) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dover, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,040
Population in Households 2,040
Population in Familes 1,583
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,759
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 822
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $146,163
Average Home Value $155,754


Median Household Income $47,222
Average Household Income $54,803
Per Capita Income $22,211
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.3%
Households 0.14% 0.22%
Families 0.0% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dover, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 629 64th
Population Density1 # 283 84th
Diversity Index2 # 602 66th
Median Household Income # 987 44th
Per Capita Income # 1300 26th

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