Dover, Delaware Houses for Sale

Dover is located and the capital city of the state of Delaware. It also serves as the seat of Kent County, which is situated in the the eastern-central portion of the state that sits on the St. Jones River. The area was laid out around an existing courthouse and a jail in 1717 upon the order of William Penn. Dover was originally incorporated in 1829 as a town and then as a city in 1929. The colonial buildings that were established are clustered around the Green which then include the Old State House and serves as the capitol up until 1933 when the main state offices were then transferred to the nearby Legislative Hall. There are a number of historical artifacts that are being preserved in the city, one of which is the royal grant by King Charles II’s royal grant and that of William Penn’s deed to Delaware.

Dover, DE Prices for Houses for Sale

354,028 +3%
351,175 +10%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Dover Homes for Purchase

100 +16%
108 +10%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

37 -20%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 92  
Police Civilians 31  
Total Arrests 1,454 (2020)
Total Incidents 3,252 (2020)
CrimeScore 57.56  
National Rank 4355th  
Statewide Rank 23rd  

Local Statistics

Population 38,199 (0.00%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,892 (-13.36%)

Criminal Offenses

Animal Cruelty 5
Arson 4
Assault Offenses 835
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 62
Counterfeiting/Forgery 29
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 635
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 550
Extortion/Blackmail 3
Fraud Offenses 139
Homicide Offenses 9
Kidnapping/Abduction 21
Larceny/Theft Offenses 1,442
Motor Vehicle Theft 80
Robbery 24
Sex Offenses 41
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 1
Stolen Property Offenses 26
Weapon Law Violations 142

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