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Overview

Introduction to Dover, Ohio

Dover, Ohio is 19 miles S of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 68 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. It is in Tuscarawas County. 

Dover History

Dover was part of a land grant given to Col. James Morrison of Kentucky for his services during the Revolutionary War. In 1806, Christian Deardorff and Jesse Slingluff from Baltimore, Maryland, purchased 2000 acres of the land. The development of Dover began in 1825 after the incorporation of the Tuscarawas River into the Ohio Canal system. Dover was incorporated in 1901 as a city. It derived its name from Dover, Vermont.

Dover and Nearby Attractions

  • Warther Museum
  • Kimberly's Art Gallery
  • Fort Laurens
  • J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
  • Sippo Lake Park

Things To Do In Dover

You can enjoy long summers, cool breezes and beautiful autumn colors at Dover. The city offers four picnic shelters and a swimming pool. The Slingluff Park also offers several recreational activities. You can enjoy shopping at the Miracle Lane Plaza Shopping Center. You can explore the city’s history by visiting the Warther Museum and the Dover Public Library. Dover Historical Society Museum is also worth visiting.

Dover Transportation

Air transportation is available from Akron - Canton Regional Airport.

Dover Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Stark State College of Technology and Kent State University - Stark Campus.

People

Total Population 12,869
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 25.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,288
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,370
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,993
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,784

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,272
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $691
Median House Value $107,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 13.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Canton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Tuscarawas
Standard Zip Codes 44622
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.52
Longitude -81.474

Dover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW PHILADELPHIA
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station DENNISON WATER WORKS
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station COSHOCTON AGR RES STN
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Columbia (44622)

Winfield (44622)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Midvale 799 $51,979

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dover Public Libraries

Library
Dover Public Library
525 N. WALNUT ST.
Dover, Ohio
(330) 343-6123
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Dover Hospitals

UNION HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
659 BOULEVARD
(330) 364-0832
Emergency Service: Yes

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Dover High Schools

DOVER HIGH SCHOOL
520 N WALNUT ST
330-364-7148
Serves 917 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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