Dover, North Carolina

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Dover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles S of Greenville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Craven
Standard Zip Codes 28526
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.216
Longitude -77.437

Dover Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KINSTON 5 SE
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 88 F
Oct Temp 53 to 74 F
Annual Precip 54.6 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
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Dover Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 443 100%
Male 196 44.2%
Female 247 55.8%
Under 18 98 22.1%
18+ 345 77.9%
65+ 81 18.3%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.82
White 203 45.8%
African-American 239 54%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Dover Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 418
Growth -25
Growth % -5.6%

Dover Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.4%
English 12%
Scotch-Irish 8.8%
US/American 7.1%
African 6.7%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Hungarian 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Irish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dover, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fort Barnwell (28526)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dover 443 $38,125
Cove City 433 $33,438
Grifton 2,073 $40,875
Hookerton 467 $45,625
Kinston 23,688 $35,867
Trenton 206 $40,156
Vanceboro 898 $41,458
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