Dover, New Jersey Population 2024

18,435

Dover is a city located in Morris County New Jersey. Dover has a 2024 population of 18,435. Dover is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 0.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,409 in 2020.

The average household income in Dover is $105,475 with a poverty rate of 13.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dover is 39.4 years, 39.4 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Dover Demographics

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

  • Other race: 36.74%
  • White: 35.36%
  • Two or more races: 16.89%
  • Black or African American: 8.9%
  • Asian: 1.85%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,889.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.14% (26)
The current population of Dover, New Jersey is 18,435 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,409.

Dover, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race6,76936.74%
White6,51535.36%
Two or more races3,11216.89%
Black or African American1,6398.9%
Asian3411.85%
Native American500.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dover Population by Race

Dover Population Pyramid 2024

Dover Median Age

39.4

Total

39.4

Male

39.5

Female

Dover Adults

There are 14,378 adults, (2,427 of whom are seniors) in Dover.

Dover Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dover Sex Ratio

Female9,49351.52%
Male8,93348.48%

Dover Population by Age

Dover Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1282.9744.455.6
Married3,0733.6348.851.2
Non Family1,6431.1441.158.9
Female9993.6235.264.8
Male4133.7746.253.8

3.41

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

44.4%

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 Grade1,47911.76%
Associates Degree1,0348.22%
Bachelors Degree1,81114.41%
Graduate Degree4653.7%
High School Graduate3,68729.33%
Less Than 9th Grade1,78914.23%
Some College2,30718.35%

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
Hispanic9,0266,2061,202
Other Race4,2062,836550
2+ Races2,1781,612192
White1,9791,893703
Black1,258887217
Asian323237133
Native American50500

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.18%.

Dover Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$45,959$65,581$35,662
Graduate Degree$66,250$0$66,875
High School Graduate$37,816$45,731$26,015
Less Than 9th Grade$25,787$34,271$12,900
Overall$35,830$45,447$26,729
Some College$42,779$44,827$33,657

$35,830

Average Earnings

$45,447

Average Male

$26,729

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

22.52% of Dover residents speak only English, while 77.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 73.43% of the population.

Dover Language

Dover Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,2331,97114.89%
Other6,69791113.6%
Multiple3,10163920.61%
Black1,59737223.29%
White2,52932712.93%

13.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.24%

Male Poverty Rate

16.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dover

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dover is Black, with 23.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dover is White, with 12.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.58%.

Dover Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.46%
Less Than 9th Grade8.98%
Some College8.81%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%

Dover Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.75%
Male Unemployed26.4%
Female Employed12.09%
Male Employed4.26%

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$69,314$119,211
Households$67,987$105,475
Married Families$77,263$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,321$48,381

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dover Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

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 45-54, 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

394

Number of Veterans

376

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War146
First Gulf War98
Vietnam33
Korea29
World War II0

Dover Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54202
75+90
55 to 6455
18 to 3442
65 to 745

Dover Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2094.09%
Hispanic1961.86%
Other Race962.03%
Black463.38%
2+ Races311.16%
Asian123.6%

Dover Veterans by Race

Dover Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dover Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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

34.74%

Born in Dover

49.92%

Native Born

50.08%

Foreign Born

31.87%

Non Citizen

18.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

49.92% of Dover residents were born in the United States, with 34.74% having been born in New Jersey. 31.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dover Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,46760.03%
202818,46170.04%
202718,45460.03%
202618,44870.04%
202518,44160.03%
202418,43570.04%
202318,42860.03%
202218,422-35-0.19%
202118,457480.26%
202018,4097013.96%
201917,708-208-1.16%
201817,916-109-0.6%
201718,025-58-0.32%
201618,083-79-0.43%
201518,162-20-0.11%
201418,182-85-0.47%
201318,267130.07%
201218,254220.12%
201118,232680.37%
201018,164-24-0.13%
200018,1883,07320.33%
199015,1154342.96%
198014,681-358-2.38%
197015,0392,00515.38%
196013,0341,86016.65%
195011,1746836.51%
194010,4914604.59%
193010,0312282.33%
19209,8032,33531.27%
19107,4681,53025.77%
19005,9382,980100.74%
18902,95800%
18802,95800%
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Dover Population by Year