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 32,741 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the fifth largest community in New Hampshire.

Dover is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dover is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in management occupations (10.96%), food service (10.35%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

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: 7.50% 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Dover is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.47% of adults in Dover have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dover in 2018 was $43,061, 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 $172,244 for a family of four. However, Dover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Other Asian languages and Spanish.