Dover, NH
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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 31,398 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the fifth largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dover is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (12.32%), sales jobs (12.13%), and management occupations (9.51%).

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 of the nice things about Dover is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The citizens of Dover are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.61% of adults in Dover have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $33,637, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,548 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, French, German, and Italian.

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