Dover, Massachusetts Population 2024

2,506

Dover is a city located in Norfolk County Massachusetts. Dover has a 2024 population of 2,506. Dover is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,518 in 2020.

The average household income in Dover is $484,787 with a poverty rate of 2.96%. The median age in Dover is 44.6 years: 43.9 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Dover Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dover was:

  • White: 74.08%
  • Asian: 13.42%
  • Two or more races: 10.51%
  • Other race: 1.99%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
590.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.48% (-12)
The current population of Dover, Massachusetts is 2,506 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,518.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,86174.08%
Asian33713.42%
Two or more races26410.51%
Other race501.99%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dover Population by Race

Dover Population Pyramid 2024

Dover Median Age

44.6

Total

43.9

Male

45.1

Female

Dover Adults

There are 1,816 adults, (503 of whom are seniors) in Dover.

Dover Age Dependency

91.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53

Child Dependency Ratio

Dover Sex Ratio

Female1,25149.8%
Male1,26150.2%

Dover Population by Age

Dover Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7813.2295.14.9
Married6153.6796.63.4
Non Family1351.3487.412.6
Male212.571000
Female102.11000

3.54

Average Family Size

3.22

Average Household Size

95.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dover Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree473.06%
Bachelors Degree64742.09%
Graduate Degree68044.24%
High School Graduate251.63%
Less Than 9th Grade251.63%
Some College1137.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dover Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2311,2181,086
Asian193181171
2+ Races707070
Other Race43430
Hispanic151515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$103,906$146,875$84,432
Graduate Degree$250,001$250,001$250,001
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$205,278$231,691$101,302
Some College$0$0$0

$205,278

Average Earnings

$231,691

Average Male

$101,302

Average Female

Dover Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dover Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dover Language

82.43% of Dover residents speak only English, while 17.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.56% of the population.

Dover Language

Dover Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,850744%

2.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.18%

Male Poverty Rate

0.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dover

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dover is White, with 4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dover is White, with 4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.32%.

Dover Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College5.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%

Dover Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Dover Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dover Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$250,001$560,458
Households$250,001$484,787
Married Families$250,001$-999,999,999
Non Families$128,875$120,877

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dover Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.1%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Dover Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dover Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dover Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dover Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

53

Number of Veterans

53

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea36
Vietnam12
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Dover Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+48
18 to 345
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740

Dover Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White322.34%
Other Race2142%

Dover Veterans by Race

Dover Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dover Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

13.9%

Unemployment Rate

Dover Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dover Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dover Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.31%

Born in Dover

88.54%

Native Born

11.46%

Foreign Born

1.95%

Non Citizen

9.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.54% of Dover residents were born in the United States, with 61.31% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dover Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,506-3-0.12%
20232,509-3-0.12%
20222,512994.1%
20212,413-105-4.17%
20202,518-21-0.83%
20192,53960.24%
20182,5331486.21%
20172,385-68-2.77%
20162,453120.49%
20152,4411928.54%
20142,24921710.68%
20132,032-233-10.29%
20122,265-57-2.45%
20112,322572.52%
20102,26500%

Dover Population by Year