Dover, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Dover, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Dover had a population of 354 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Dover, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 354
Population in Households 354
Population in Familes 295
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 371
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $41,984
Average Household Income $57,137
Per Capita Income $24,133


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $95,313
Average Home Value $119,556


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.5% -0.98%
Households -1.4% -1.06%
Families -1.0% -1.18%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2018 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 # 620 16th
Population Density # 530 28th
Diversity Index # 262 65th
Median Household Income # 403 46th
Per Capita Income # 343 54th

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