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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Dover is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 30,901. Dover is in Strafford County. Living in Dover offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dover there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Dover and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Dover are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Dover Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,006.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Dover

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,922
National
$55,322
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Dover has nice aspects of both town and city. Dover has about 30,000 residents and continues to grow. We have farms in the country, boutiques in town, suburban and ranch houses. It's a friendly town with parks, pools, festivals, live music, and farmers markets. Dover also has great schooling options; some of the best in the state!
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I live in a quiet area, which is easily accessible to both downtown Dover and Portsmouth, so there is plenty to do while living in comfort! Downtown Dover has fun things to do in a low-key setting.
I love Dover! It has small town charm with city amenities. You can find a mom a pop shop, or a chain store almost everywhere in Dover. Every month there is something going on in downtown at Henry Law Park, from music, fireworks, or a festival, Dover NH will never let you done. On top of all of this lets not forget about the rich New England history on every corner.