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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,886
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens25.3%
Employed Population 16+5,622
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,649
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,218
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,092

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,898
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.1%
Median Gross Rent$741
Median House Value$116,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.7%
Irish11.6%
English9.2%
Italian8%
Swiss4.8%
Welsh3.5%
Dutch2.4%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2%
Polish1.8%
African1.2%
Austrian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Australian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Russian0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Dover Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tuscarawas County
Standard Zip Codes44622
Phone Area Codes330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.52
Approximate Longitude-81.47

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)

StationNEW PHILADELPHIA
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationDENNISON WATER WORKS
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 63 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationCOSHOCTON AGR RES STN
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Midvale837$49,000
New Philadelphia17,412$55,612
Parral244$44,375
Strasburg3,007$60,179
Sugarcreek2,327$63,207
Zoar195$75,179

Dover Public Libraries

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

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Dover Hospitals

Union Hospital
(Non-profit)
659 Boulevard
(330) 343-3311

Dover Public Schools

Dover Avenue Elementary School
204 Pinedale Drive
ZIP: 44622
(330) 364-7117
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Dover High School
520 N Walnut St
ZIP: 44622
(330) 364-7148
High
Total Enrollment 801
Dover Middle School
2131 N Wooster Ave
ZIP: 44622
(330) 364-7121
Middle
Total Enrollment 691
East Elementary School
325 Betscher Ave
ZIP: 44622
(330) 364-7114
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
South Elementary School
280 E Shafer Ave
ZIP: 44622
(330) 364-7111
Primary
Total Enrollment 428

Dover Private Schools

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School
600 N Tuscarawas Ave
ZIP: 44622
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
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