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Dover, Florida - Basic Facts

The Dover Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hillsborough County at latitude 27.9868 and longitude -82.2311. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The formal official name is the Dover Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dover, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Dover indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Dover Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Dover, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,865
Population in Households 3,611
Population in Familes 3,150
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 1,486
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 935
Average Household Size 3.86
Family Households 763
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 439 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 496 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $125,815
Average Home Value $153,474


Median Household Income $30,856
Average Household Income $43,516
Per Capita Income $11,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.02% 1.21%
Households 0.98% 1.25%
Families 0.85% 1.13%
Median Household Income   3.37%
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, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 509 45th
Population Density1 # 468 49th
Diversity Index2 # 94 90th
Median Household Income # 815 12th
Per Capita Income # 897 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.