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Dover Air Force Base

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Dover Air Force Base (Dover AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force in the state of Delaware. The base is located two miles south of the city of Dover — the capital of Delaware.

Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing, known as the "Eagle Wing", and the 512th Airlift Wing, referred to as the "Liberty Wing".

The base is treated as a census-designated place called "Dover Base Housing." As of the 2000 census, the base had a total population of 3,394.

Geography

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Location of Dover Air Force Base, in Kent County, Delaware

Dover Air Force Base is located at 39°7'6" North, 75°28'56" West (39.118388, -75.482272)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the base has a total area of 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 3,394 people, 1,032 households, and 1,017 families residing in the base. The population density is 1,955.9/km² (5,061.6/mi²). There are 1,245 housing units at an average density of 717.5/km² (1,856.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the base is 72.57% White, 16.59% African American, 0.77% Native American, 1.86% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.80% from other races, and 5.30% from two or more races. 7.75% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,032 households out of which 76.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 90.2% are married couples living together, 5.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 1.4% are non-families. 1.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.29 and the average family size is 3.30.

In the base the population is spread out with 40.2% under the age of 18, 16.5% from 18 to 24, 41.5% from 25 to 44, 1.7% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the base is $34,318, and the median income for a family is $34,659. Males have a median income of $26,322 versus $20,444 for females. The per capita income for the base is $12,119. 4.2% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.5% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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