Dover, TN


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Dover is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,457 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dover is the 275th largest community in Tennessee.

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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dover who work in office and administrative support (9.64%), personal care services (9.12%), and food service (8.43%).

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.

Being a small city, Dover does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Dover are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.17% of adults in Dover having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dover in 2010 was $19,067, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,268 for a family of four. However, Dover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Dover also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dover is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dover include English, German, Italian, and French .

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

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