Dover, NH Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 26,884. Estimated population in July 2020: 28,486 (+6.0% change)
Males: 12,914 (48.0%), Females: 13,970 (52.0%)

Strafford County

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $43,873
Median house value: $132,800

Races in Dover:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.5%), English (18.8%), French (15.0%), German (8.7%), French Canadian (8.4%), Italian (7.4%).

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 26.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dover

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dover city

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

5.0% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.6% Europe, 0.8% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,464 (+5.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Dover:

  • WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL (789 CENTRAL AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dover:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dover:

  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 10 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Abbreviation: PSM)
  • MANCHESTER (about 43 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: MHT)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 51 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Abbreviation: PWM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dover:

  • SKYHAVEN (about 7 miles; ROCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: DAW)
  • LITTLEBROOK AIR PARK (about 9 miles; ELIOT, ME; Abbreviation: 3B4)
  • HAMPTON AIRFIELD (about 18 miles; HAMPTON, NH; Abbreviation: 7B3)
Amtrak station:
DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Dover:

  • MCINTOSH COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,078; Location: 23 CATARACT AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.McIntoshcollege.com/)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dover:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 8 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 36 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 39 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,384)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 41 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,251)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; DANVERS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,663)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 45 miles; STANDISH, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,376)

Schools

Public high school in Dover:

  • DOVER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,606; Location: 25 ALUMNI DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Dover:

  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS HS (Students: 677; Location: 197 DOVER PT RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • PORTSMOUTH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 554; Location: 1 SEABORNE DR; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dover:

  • DOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,142; Location: 16 DALEY DR; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WOODMAN PARK SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 11 TOWLE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 04)
  • HORNE STREET SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 78 HORNE ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • GARRISON SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 50 GARRISON RD; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Dover:

  • SAINT MARY ACADEMY (Students: 493; Location: 222 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WENTWORTH DOUGLAS HOSP CC CTR (Students: 76; Location: 789 1/2 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MY SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 118 LOCUST STREET; Grades: PK – 2)
  • COCHECO FALLS CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 67; Location: 55 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • DOVER DAY CARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 34; Location: 107 BROADWAY/BOX 203; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CHILDREN IN MOTION INC (Students: 24; Location: 274 COUNTY FARM ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HAPPY HELPERS PRESCHOOL EDUC C (Students: 24; Location: 6 HEATHER LANE; Grades: KG – KG)
  • KIDS’N MORE NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 76A SIXTH STREET; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Dover:

  • DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $897,834; Location: 73 LOCUST STREET; 92,746 books; 3,873 audio materials; 2,698 video materials; 287 serial subscriptions)