Dover, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dover, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Dover had a population of 360 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dover is located at latitude 35.2155 and longitude -77.4338 in Craven County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dover (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Craven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Dover (GNIS ID: 2406391) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Dover is located within Township 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craven County.

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, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 360
Daytime Population: Workers 76
Daytime Population: Residents 214
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 290
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 360
Population in Familes 298
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 378
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $40,917
Average Household Income $53,359
Per Capita Income $22,446


Total Housing Units 197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $86,667
Average Home Value $109,322


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 105
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 -1.48% -1.14%
Households -1.42% -1.18%
Families -1.01% -1.17%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Dover, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 618 17th
Population Density # 525 29th
Diversity Index # 263 65th
Median Household Income # 383 48th
Per Capita Income # 371 50th

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