Dover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,892 people and just one neighborhood, Dover is the 236th largest community in Massachusetts.
Dover home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Dover real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Dover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dover is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in management occupations (25.18%), sales jobs (15.22%), and business and financial occupations (10.88%).
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.
Of important note, Dover is also a town of artists. Dover has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dover’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 28.82% 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.
Because of many things, Dover is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dover a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dover has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dover’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Dover is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dover, the average commute to work is 37.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Dover has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Dover. 86.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dover in 2018 was $133,500, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $534,000 for a family of four.
Dover is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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, Italian, German, and European.
In addition, Dover has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.90%).
The most common language spoken in Dover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the neighborhood is wealthier than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the neighborhood, where 55.8% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Massachusetts. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Massachusetts. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Finally, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 66.6% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 77.5% of the workforce in the neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
One way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the neighborhood, analysis shows that 28.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Armenian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 29.0% have Irish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Dover are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 77.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (2.4%).
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and German/Yiddish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Dover, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (29.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (14.3%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (12.7%), along with some German ancestry residents (11.1%), among others. In addition, 15.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (58.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.