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Dover, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Dover had a population of 18,381 as of July 1, 2017. Dover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dover is located at latitude 40.8856 and longitude -74.5592 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dover (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Town of Dover (GNIS ID: 885196) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dover: Beamans, Old Tye.


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Dover, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,381
Daytime Population: Workers 6,143
Daytime Population: Residents 8,186
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,329
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 18,101
Population in Familes 13,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density2 6,862
Diversity Index3 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,025
Average Household Income $71,588
Per Capita Income $22,372

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,483 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,115 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $294,771
Average Home Value $315,489
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,598
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 3,900
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.22%
Households 0.1% 0.15%
Families 0.09% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Dover, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 89th
Population Density # 66 88th
Diversity Index # 69 88th
Median Household Income # 420 23rd
Per Capita Income # 512 6th

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