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 31,153 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the fifth largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some cities, Dover isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dover are a mix 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.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Dover use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Dover‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 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.