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Dover, Ohio
West Third Street in downtown Dover in 2006
West Third Street in downtown Dover in 2006
Location of Dover, Ohio
Location of Dover, Ohio
Location of Dover in Tuscarawas County
Location of Dover in Tuscarawas County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Tuscarawas
Area
 • Total 5.79 sq mi (15.01 km2)
 • Land 5.69 sq mi (14.74 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 13,112
 • Density 2,264.6/sq mi (873.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44622
Area code 330
FIPS code 39-22456
GNIS feature ID 1039763
Website http://www.doverohio.com/

Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States, located approximately 82 miles (132 km) south of Cleveland and borders the county seat of New Philadelphia. The population of Dover was 13,112 at the 2020 census.

History

Dover was platted in 1807, and most likely was named after the local Dover family. A post office has been in operation at Dover since 1815.

Geography

Dover is located at 40°31′36″N 81°28′40″W / 40.52667°N 81.47778°W / 40.52667; -81.47778 (40.526545, -81.477769), along the Tuscarawas River, near the mouth of Sugar Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.79 square miles (15.00 km2), of which 5.69 square miles (14.74 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 598
1860 1,343
1870 1,593 18.6%
1880 2,208 38.6%
1890 3,470 57.2%
1900 5,422 56.3%
1910 6,621 22.1%
1920 8,101 22.4%
1930 9,716 19.9%
1940 9,691 −0.3%
1950 9,852 1.7%
1960 11,300 14.7%
1970 11,516 1.9%
1980 11,500 −0.1%
1990 11,329 −1.5%
2000 12,210 7.8%
2010 12,826 5.0%
2020 13,112 2.2%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 12,826 people, 5,181 households, and 3,297 families living in the city. The population density was 2,254.1 inhabitants per square mile (870.3/km2). There were 5,578 housing units at an average density of 980.3 per square mile (378.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 5,181 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Arts and culture

Dover is adjacent to New Philadelphia, the county seat of Tuscarawas County, with the two cities considered twin cities. Each year, the "Tornadoes" of Dover High School play the rival "Quakers" of New Philadelphia in a football game that has been played annually for more than a century—the third longest-running football rivalry in the state of Ohio. Additionally, the city of Dover hosts the Tuscawaras County Italian-American Festival every summer.

Notable people

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