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.

Dover is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dover is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (11.59%), management occupations (10.47%), and sales jobs (9.82%).

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.

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.

The education level of Dover ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Dover, 45.02% 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 2010 was $35,935, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,740 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 Canadian, French, and German.

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