Dover Afb, Delaware Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Dover Afb is located in Delaware, United States. It has a population of approximately 381 people, with 381 of those being in military barracks. Other notable residents include: Arnold Naudain, Henry M. Ridgely, John M. Vining, Annie Jump Cannon, Doug Hutchison, Major League Baseball player Ian Snell, and J. Frank Allee. There are also 126 patent applications and 173 pilots who are living in Dover.

Dover Afb is home to about 10,000 employees and generates an annual economic impact of $590 million. The military base is one of the largest employers in Delaware. The population is divided between native and foreign-born citizens. In 2018, Dover's foreign-born population was comprised of 36% males and 7% females. Despite the large military presence, Dover maintains a low cost of living.

Dover Afb was first used as a military airfield in 1941. During World War II, the base was leased to the U.S. Army Air Corps and assigned to the Eastern Defense Command. The 112th Observation Squadron was federalized from the Ohio National Guard and flew its first missions on Dover Municipal Airfield during Christmas 1941. The base closed to air traffic until the new runway was completed in August 1943. Afterwards, Dover was reopened as a training base for P-47 Thunderbolt fighter pilots. In fact, the aircraft was retired from service in 1945, but they still received their wings from Dover Air Force Base.