Dover, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dover, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dover had a population of 814 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dover is located at latitude 43.9698 and longitude -92.134 in Olmsted County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dover (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Olmsted County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of Dover (GNIS ID: 2394555) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. 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: City of Dover, Dover Center.

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


Total Population 814
Daytime Population: Workers 101
Daytime Population: Residents 374
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 814
Population in Familes 720
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 813
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $75,452
Average Household Income $85,957
Per Capita Income $30,806


Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (82.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $208,594
Average Home Value $263,538


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 227
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 1.42% 1.39%
Households 1.42% 1.41%
Families 1.76% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Dover, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 396 56th
Population Density # 359 60th
Diversity Index # 445 51st
Median Household Income # 117 87th
Per Capita Income # 320 65th

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