Dover, New Hampshire Population 2021

33,129
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Dover is a city located in Strafford County New Hampshire. With a 2020 population of 33,129, it is the 4th largest city in New Hampshire (after Manchester, , and ) and the 1188th largest city in the United States . Dover is currently growing at a rate of 1.44% annually and its population has increased by 10.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,987 in 2010. Dover reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 29 miles, Dover has a population density of 1,239 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dover is $94,995 with a poverty rate of 9.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,156 per month, and the median house value is $264,700. The median age in Dover is 36.1 years, 37 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Dover Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Doverwas:

  • White: 91.36%
  • Asian: 4.08%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Black or African American: 1.29%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dover, New Hampshire is 33,129 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,191.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,987.

Dover, New Hampshire Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,85091.36%
Asian1,2894.08%
Two or More Races9452.99%
Black or African American4061.29%
Some Other Race600.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.09%
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Dover Population by Race

Dover Population Pyramid $2021

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Dover Median Age

36.1


Total

37


Male

35.5


Female

Dover Adults

There are 25,542 adults, (5,056 of whom are seniors) in Dover.

Dover Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dover Sex Ratio

Female

16,566

52.46%

Male

15,011

47.54%

Dover Population by Age

Dover Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dover Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family28.8%71.2%
Female39%61%
All51.5%48.5%
Male61.5%38.5%
Married76.7%23.3%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dover Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,4892.2751.5
Non Family6,0601.4328.8
Married5,7482.9376.7
Female1,0603.2539
Male6212.7661.5

2.89

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Dover Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3981.78%
9th to 12th Grade9724.34%
High School Graduate4,72421.10%
Some College3,87817.32%
Associates Degree1,9958.91%
Bachelors Degree6,37328.47%
Graduate Degree4,04818.08%
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Dover Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,83118,9189,317
Asian1,007775562
Hispanic745690267
2+ Races487357176
Black318278126
Other Race5957
Native American2727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.81%.

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,287$55,884$40,201
Less Than 9th Grade$25,719$32,031$23,608
High School Graduate$30,018$39,861$20,809
Some College$42,469$53,690$37,845
Bachelors Degree$56,086$70,963$43,442
Graduate Degree$61,743$69,500$55,469

$46,287

Average Earnings

$55,884

Average Male

$40,201

Average Female

Dover Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dover Language by Age

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Dover Language

91.66% of Dover residents speak only English, while 8.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.77% of the population.

Dover Language

Dover Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,9042,4869.24%
Hispanic1,04324923.87%
Asian1,28214010.92%
Black33713339.47%
Multiple920374.02%
Native27725.93%

9.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.77%

Male Poverty Rate

11.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dover

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dover is Black, with 39.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dover is Multiple, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.99%.

Dover Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.10%
High School15.20%
Some College5.25%
Bachelors or Greater4.16%

Dover Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.83%
Female Unemployed14.72%
Female Employed7.29%
Male Employed4.44%

Dover Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dover Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,631$94,995
Families$95,141$115,282
Married Families$107,386-
Non Families$47,631$67,881
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Income by Household Type

Dover Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Dover Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Dover Marital Status by Race

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Dover Marital Status

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2,061

Number of Veterans

1,928

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam874
First Gulf War409
Second Gulf War348
Korea172
World War II75

Dover Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74578
75+577
35 to 54431
55 to 64288
18 to 34187

Dover Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9508.31%
Black6519.12%
Hispanic536.26%
2+ Races315.15%
Asian151.45%

Dover Veterans by Race

Dover Veterans by Education

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5.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dover Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Dover Employment by Age

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Dover Employment by Race

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Dover Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.05%

Born in Dover

92.80%

Native Born

7.20%

Foreign Born

4.12%

Non Citizen

3.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.80% of Dover residents were born in the United States, with 44.05% having been born in New Hampshire. 4.12% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,1294691.44%
202032,6604691.46%
201932,1914691.48%
201831,7221200.38%
201731,6022620.84%
201631,3403030.98%
201531,0371960.64%
201430,8413411.12%
201330,500920.30%
201230,408740.24%
201130,3343111.04%
201030,0233,1391.11%
200026,8841,8420.71%
199025,0422,6651.13%
198022,3771,5270.71%
197020,8501,7190.86%
196019,1313,2571.88%
195015,8748840.57%
194014,9901,4171.00%
193013,5735440.41%
192013,029-218-0.17%
191013,247400.03%
190013,2074170.32%
189012,7901,1030.91%
188011,6872,3932.32%
18709,2947920.89%
18608,5023060.37%
18508,1961,7382.41%
18406,4581,0091.71%
18305,4490.00%

Dover Population by Year