Dover, DE Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 13,357 housing units in Dover. This represents a 27.4% growth from 10,488 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 13,286 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 71 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Dover is about 52.7%. Dover's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6.3%. Average household size is 2.34 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Dover were built after 1974.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.50%
One Bedroom15.80%
Two Bedrooms26.20%
Three Bedrooms36.60%
Four Bedrooms16.90%
Five Bedrooms or more1.90%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.58
Median year structure was built1974
Median Value of occupied units$111,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$106,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.08
Median year structure was built1975
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$531

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage9.80%
Home Equity Loan11.20%
Simple Mortgage53%
Debt Free25.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.7%