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Dover, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Dover Census Designated Place had a population of 2,316 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dover: Dover Centre.

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Dover, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,316
Daytime Population: Workers 613
Daytime Population: Residents 1,201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 2,316
Population in Familes 2,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 544
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $271,911
Per Capita Income $91,001


Total Housing Units 821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 734 (89.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $994,131
Average Home Value $997,480


Total Households 776
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 648
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 0.31% 0.35%
Households 0.2% 0.33%
Families 0.09% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

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, 2017 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 # 220 11th
Diversity Index # 115 53rd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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