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Dover, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Dover had a population of 12,795 as of July 1, 2017. Dover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dover is located at latitude 40.5303 and longitude -81.4803 in Tuscarawas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dover (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Tuscarawas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Dover (GNIS ID: 2394554) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dover: Canal Dover, Canal Dover Village.

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


Total Population 12,795
Daytime Population: Workers 8,388
Daytime Population: Residents 7,023
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 12,295
Population in Familes 9,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density2 2,249
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $45,817
Average Household Income $56,752
Per Capita Income $23,472


Total Housing Units 5,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,384 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,818 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 472 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $124,641
Average Home Value $135,624


Total Households 5,202
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 3,267
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 -0.03% 0.03%
Households 0.06% 0.12%
Families -0.13% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Dover, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 146 88th
Population Density # 200 84th
Diversity Index # 229 81st
Median Household Income # 803 34th
Per Capita Income # 723 41st

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