Dover, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dover, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dover had a population of 2,015 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Dover, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,015
Daytime Population: Workers 631
Daytime Population: Residents 934
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 2,015
Population in Familes 1,560
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,713
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $49,569
Average Household Income $56,866
Per Capita Income $23,050


Total Housing Units 854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 328 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $146,446
Average Home Value $156,082


Total Households 812
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 516
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% 0.15%
Households -0.05% 0.07%
Families -0.19% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2017 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 # 635 64th
Population Density # 290 84th
Diversity Index # 593 66th
Median Household Income # 1002 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1315 25th

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