Dover, DE 19901, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

Dover Air Force Base is home to the 436th Airlift Wing, known as the “Eagle Wing,” and the 512th Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve associate, the “Liberty Wing.” Together, these two wings make up “Team Dover.”


Centrally located on the Delmarva Peninsula — short for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — Kent County covers nearly 798 square miles of Delaware, 26 percent of them water. Kent County is one of only three counties in Delaware, which is less than 2,000 square miles in size. The cities in Kent County include Dover, Harrington and part of Milford. Dover is the county seat and state capital.

Getting To & Around

The region is connected to the rest of Delaware by several highways and is within easy reach of New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Most people traveling in Kent County choose to drive, enjoying the beautiful, historic East Coast setting.

Housing & Real Estate

From the capital city of Dover to the river city of Milford, Kent County’s communities are diverse. Nature, history and culture mingle to create a varied and attractive region. In 2015, 173,533 people called the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The county is part of the Dover Metropolitan Area and has 20 cities and towns, including Dover, Smyrna and Milford.

Employment & Economy

Though it has the smallest number of residents of Delaware’s three counties, Kent County’s diverse economy, low cost of living, central location and pleasant lifestyle have helped it grow and succeed. In terms of population, there was a 6.9 percent increase between 2010 and 2015, according to the U.S. Census.

Health Care

There are many health care services in Kent County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed former insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Delaware currently has three medical plan issuers which offer 30 qualified health plans to residents. The website Choose Health Delaware ( can help walk applicants through the maze of choices.

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when children and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Kent County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in Kent County as well.


The local area boasts plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the Killens Pond Water Park pool, for instance, or tee off at one of the many golf courses. Don’t miss the Delaware State Fair in Harrington or big names in music at the Firefly Music Festival. And be sure to check out the Air Mobility Command Museum.

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