Dover, New Hampshire Population 2024

33,721

Dover is a city located in Strafford County New Hampshire. Dover has a 2024 population of 33,721. Dover is currently growing at a rate of 0.7% annually and its population has increased by 2.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,776 in 2020.

The average household income in Dover is $117,718 with a poverty rate of 7.61%. The median age in Dover is 37.2 years: 37 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Dover Demographics

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

  • White: 89.1%
  • Two or more races: 4.43%
  • Asian: 3.96%
  • Black or African American: 1.32%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
26.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,261.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.88% (945)
The current population of Dover, New Hampshire is 33,721 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,776.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29,26889.1%
Two or more races1,4544.43%
Asian1,3023.96%
Black or African American4331.32%
Other race3921.19%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dover Population by Race

Dover Population Pyramid 2024

Dover Median Age

37.2

Total

37

Male

37.2

Female

Dover Adults

There are 27,250 adults, (5,428 of whom are seniors) in Dover.

Dover Age Dependency

50.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dover Sex Ratio

Female16,53350.33%
Male16,31649.67%

Dover Population by Age

Dover Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,6062.1851.948.1
Married6,5472.7773.926.1
Non Family6,5461.4430.869.2
Female9762.8349.350.7
Male5372.8347.552.5

2.72

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

51.9%

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 Grade5112.16%
Associates Degree2,53510.69%
Bachelors Degree7,84333.08%
Graduate Degree4,16617.57%
High School Graduate4,75320.05%
Less Than 9th Grade3351.41%
Some College3,56615.04%

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
White20,62919,97910,516
Asian1,090979724
Hispanic907872397
2+ Races869833382
Black35133088
Other Race328317124

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.42%.

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,293$87,220$57,297
Graduate Degree$78,360$84,081$75,960
High School Graduate$40,663$49,434$29,130
Less Than 9th Grade$50,625$51,250$46,375
Overall$60,182$68,678$51,328
Some College$53,514$64,087$42,472

$60,182

Average Earnings

$68,678

Average Male

$51,328

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

92.45% of Dover residents speak only English, while 7.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.2% of the population.

Dover Language

Dover Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White27,6742,1607.81%
Multiple1,41016611.77%
Black3757118.93%
Hispanic1,286191.48%
Other39082.05%

7.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.36%

Male Poverty Rate

9.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dover

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dover is Black, with 18.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dover is Hispanic, with 1.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.48%.

Dover Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.2%
High School15.01%
Some College4.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%

Dover Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.51%
Male Unemployed9.35%
Female Employed6.1%
Male Employed2.16%

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$132,056$153,572
Households$90,844$117,718
Married Families$145,346$-999,999,999
Non Families$53,125$70,418

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dover Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dover Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dover Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,569

Number of Veterans

1,376

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam573
First Gulf War447
Second Gulf War424
Korea98
World War II30

Dover Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54464
65 to 74436
75+381
55 to 64187
18 to 34101

Dover Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,4425.94%
Hispanic12111.56%
2+ Races676.42%
Black409.85%
Asian201.78%

Dover Veterans by Race

Dover Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dover Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

69.5%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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

42.5%

Born in Dover

94.17%

Native Born

5.83%

Foreign Born

2.56%

Non Citizen

3.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.17% of Dover residents were born in the United States, with 42.5% having been born in New Hampshire. 2.56% 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
202934,9032370.68%
202834,6662360.69%
202734,4302360.69%
202634,1942370.7%
202533,9572360.7%
202433,7212360.7%
202333,4851100.33%
202233,3751040.31%
202133,2714951.51%
202032,7764831.5%
201932,2934841.52%
201831,8091350.43%
201731,6742710.86%
201631,4033131.01%
201531,0902020.65%
201430,8883511.15%
201330,5371010.33%
201230,436810.27%
201130,3553171.06%
201030,03800%
200026,8841,8427.36%
199025,0422,66511.91%
198022,3771,5277.32%
197020,8501,7198.99%
196019,1313,25720.52%
195015,8748845.9%
194014,9901,41710.44%
193013,5735444.18%
192013,029-218-1.65%
191013,247400.3%
190013,2074173.26%
189012,7901,1039.44%
188011,6872,39325.75%
18709,2947929.32%
18608,5023063.73%
18508,1961,73826.91%
18406,4581,00918.52%
18305,449-29,454-84.39%
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Dover Population by Year