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 30,880 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (12.09%), sales jobs (11.89%), and management occupations (9.90%).

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 education level of Dover citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.65% of adults in Dover have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $32,315, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,260 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 French Canadian.

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