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Dover, NH
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Dover profile


Living in Dover



Dover is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 33,416 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the fifth largest community in New Hampshire.

Housing costs in Dover are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Hampshire.

Also of interest is that Dover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.12% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Dover, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Dover is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of Dover ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Dover, 47.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2018 was $47,343, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $189,372 for a family of four. However, Dover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dover is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dover residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dover include Irish, English, German, French, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Dover is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Other Asian languages.