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Dover is a city in Stewart County, Tennessee, 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. It is the county seat of Stewart County.
Dover is part of the Clarksville, TN–Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Dover is located at WikiMiniAtlas 36°28′56″N 87°50′41″W (36.482316, -87.844678).
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.
As of the census 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.
Fort Donelson, the site of a major Union victory in the Civil War, is located west of Dover.
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.