Dover, Tennessee

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Dover, Tennessee
City
Location of Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee.
Location of Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°28′56″N 87°50′41″W / 36.48222°N 87.84472°W / 36.48222; -87.84472
DOVER TENNESSEE Latitude and Longitude:

36°28′56″N 87°50′41″W / 36.48222°N 87.84472°W / 36.48222; -87.84472
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Stewart
Government
 • Mayor Lesa Fitzhugh
Area
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 413 ft (126 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total 1,417
 • Estimate (2016) [1] 1,445
 • Density 379.9/sq mi (146.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) ( UTC-6)
 • Summer ( DST) CDT ( UTC-5)
ZIP code 37058
Area code(s) 931 Exchange: 232
FIPS code 47-21400 [2]
GNIS feature ID 1282753 [3]
The Dover Hotel was the site of the unconditional surrender of General Buckner to General Grant in 1862

Dover is a city in and the county seat of Stewart County, Tennessee, [4] 67 miles (108 km) west-northwest of Nashville on the Cumberland River. An old national cemetery is in Dover. The population was 1,442 at the 2000 census and the 2010 census showed a population of 1,417.

Dover is part of the Clarksville, TN– Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Dover is located at 36°28′56″N 87°50′41″W / 36.48222°N 87.84472°W / 36.48222; -87.84472 (36.482316, -87.844678). [5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), of which 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.56%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 298
1870 270 −9.4%
1880 317 17.4%
1900 400
1960 736
1970 1,179 60.2%
1980 1,197 1.5%
1990 1,341 12.0%
2000 1,442 7.5%
2010 1,417 −1.7%
Est. 2016 1,445 [1] 2.0%
Sources: [6] [7]

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 1,442 people, 608 households, and 373 families residing in the city. The population density was 379.9 people per square mile (146.5/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 172.8 per square mile (66.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.73% White, 3.05% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 608 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population distribution was: 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,839, and the median income for a family was $42,266. Males had a median income of $27,227 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,483. About 8.1% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Tourism

Fort Donelson, was the site of a major Union victory in the Civil War, is located west of downtown Dover and located inside Fort Donelson National Battlefield Park.

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, a 8,862 acres (35.86 km2) habitat for waterfowl and aquatic plant life, is located on the Cumberland River east of Dover.

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is located 6 miles (9.7 km) from downtown.

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