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Community Profile

As the capitol of Delaware and centrally located in Kent County, Dover, Delaware has a lot to offer. Excellent community services and police force, a revitalized downtown, historic buildings, and parks are just some of what brings people to Dover. Right off of Route 1 and on Route 13, Dover is a prime location for businesses and residents alike.

The City of Dover maintains its own municipal electric, water, sewer, trash, and recycling services, which allows for easy and quick coordination of specific utility needs. Maintaining its historic heritage while serving the modern needs of people today, Dover is a one-stop-shop.

Proud home of the Capital School District, Dover supports children through all stages of learning. Also the home of Delaware State University, Delaware Technical and Community College’s Terry Campus, Wesley College, and Wilmington University, Dover is a place of higher learning.

Community Facts

  • Population (2022 US Census Bureau Population Estimate): 38,594
  • Businesses include: Dover Air Force Base, Dover Downs, Kraft, Edgewell, Proctor & Gamble, and Bayhealth Hospital-Kent Campus
  • Renewable Energy Projects: Dover SUN Park (10 megawatts)
  • National Utility Awards: Platinum Level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Designation and eReliability Certificate of Excellence from the American Public Power Association (APPA)

Contact Information

For more information on the City of Dover click here or call 302-736-7005.