Dover, NJ
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Dover is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,346 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the 106th largest community in New Jersey. Dover has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in maintenance occupations (12.24%), office and administrative support (10.76%), and sales jobs (10.73%).

In Dover, a lot of people use taxis to get to work every day though Dover is a relatively small town. Those that ride taxis are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Dover are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.72% of adults in Dover have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $22,011, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,044 for a family of four. However, Dover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dover is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dover, accounting for 70.44% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dover residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dover include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Dover has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (49.54%).

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