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Dover, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Dover Census Designated Place had a population of 2,338 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.2459 and longitude -71.2828 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Dover Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dover: Dover Centre.

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Dover, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dover, MA Housing Affordability Index is 86
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dover, MA Wealth Index is 459
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,338 (100%)
Population in Households 2,338 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,168 (92.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 551
Diversity Index2 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $292,882
Per Capita Income $98,273
Wealth Index4 459

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 747 (90.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 ( 4.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $1,214,734
Housing Affordability Index3 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 784
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 655
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.34% 0.3%
Households 0.27% 0.25%
Families 0.18% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.02%

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, 2019 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 # 177 28th
Population Density # 221 11th
Diversity Index # 117 53rd
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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