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Dover, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Dover Census Designated Place had a population of 2,340 as of July 1, 2018. Dover ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dover is located at latitude 42.2467 and longitude -71.2681 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Dover Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Dover Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378007) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Dover Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Norfolk County.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dover: Dover Centre.

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Dover, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,340
Population in Households 2,340
Population in Familes 2,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 550
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $267,593
Per Capita Income $89,514


Total Housing Units 827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 742 (89.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $1,125,893
Average Home Value $1,190,882


Total Households 785
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 656
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.42%
Households 0.31% 0.3%
Families 0.22% 0.3%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.47%

Dover, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 176 29th
Population Density # 220 11th
Diversity Index # 115 54th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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