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Dover, Florida
Post office
Post office
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
 • Total 2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)
 • Land 2.60 sq mi (6.74 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
102 ft (31 m)
 • Total 3,266
 • Density 1,255.67/sq mi (484.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 813
FIPS code 12-18075
GNIS feature ID 0281733

Dover is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,266 at the 2020 census, down from 3,702 at the 2010 census.


Dover is located at 27°59′40″N 82°13′0″W / 27.99444°N 82.21667°W / 27.99444; -82.21667 (27.994457, -82.216630).

Dover is a Tampa suburb located approximately 24 Miles from the Metropolitan Area Business District. According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), of which 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.14%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 2,094
1980 2,354 12.4%
1990 2,626 11.6%
2000 2,798 6.5%
2010 3,702 32.3%
2020 3,266 −11.8%

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,798 people, 751 households, and 615 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,070.7 people per square mile (413.9/km2). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 322.2/sq mi (124.6/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 74.12% White, 0.43% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 19.12% from other races, and 4.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.86% of the population.

There were 751 households, out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% were non-families. 10.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69 and the average family size was 3.89.

In the community the population was spread out, with 33.0% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 115.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.0 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $31,333, and the median income for a family was $31,851. Males had a median income of $28,090 versus $18,472 for females. The per capita income for the community was $10,728. About 22.3% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.


Elementary: Two elementary schools located in the area are Bailey and Dover.

High: Strawberry Crest High School, the home of the Chargers, is the first high school in Dover, having its first graduating class in 2011. It is also an IB school (the fourth in Hillsborough County).

Charter: Independence Academy on U.S. 92 opened in 2015 or 2016.

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