Dover, NC

Dover, situated in Craven County, is a small town made up of .9 square miles.

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The median resident age in Dover is 51 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Dover is about $73,000 (2015) which is $87,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Dover is 55% White, 43% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 1% Native American. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 6% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 49% are married, 12% are divorced, 3% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 22% that have never been married. 

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Craven County

Dover belongs to Craven County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after William, Earl of Dover, is part of the New Bern, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Craven County has a population of 104,000 and its largest city New Bern, with a population of 30,200, is the county seat.

Craven County borders Beaufort, Pamlico, Carteret, Pitt, Lenoir, and Jones counties.

Craven County is made up of 774 square miles. 709 of which is land with the remaining 65 as water.


The population of Dover, NC is about 400. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Dover, NC is 62 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Dover, NC is 28526.

Area Code

The area code for Dover, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Dover and Craven County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 53% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 8%.


The unemployment rate for Dover is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and Real Estate make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

New Bern Sun Journal is the primary newspaper that covers the Craven County areas.


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