Dover, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
18,426
0.0434% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.51% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.2%
6.62% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,987
2.08% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$316,900
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,467
0.0106% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Dover, NJ had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $67,987. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dover, NJ grew from 18,418 to 18,426, a 0.0434% increase and its median household income declined from $69,434 to $67,987, a −2.08% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dover, NJ are Other (Hispanic) (32.2%), White (Hispanic) (20.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.6%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.99%).

None of the households in Dover, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

68.1% of the residents in Dover, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dover, NJ are Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (73 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Dover, NJ was $316,900, and the homeownership rate was 44.4%.

Most people in Dover, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Dover, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dover, NJ is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 68.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 50.1% of Dover, NJ residents were born outside of the country (9.23k people).

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (5.94k people) in Dover, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.83k White (Hispanic) and 2.92k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

68.1%
2022 Citizenship
70.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 68.1% of Dover, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dover, NJ was 70.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dover, NJ
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    5.94k ± 1.18k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.83k ± 1.25k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.92k ± 966
72%
Hispanic Population
13.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (5.94k people) in Dover, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.83k White (Hispanic) and 2.92k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

72% of the people in Dover, NJ are hispanic (13.3k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

50.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.23k people
47.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.74k people

As of 2022, 50.1% of Dover, NJ residents (9.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dover, NJ was 47.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    146 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    98 ± 91
  3. Vietnam
    33 ± 43

Dover, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dover, NJ employs 9.47k people. The largest industries in Dover, NJ are Retail Trade (1,380 people), Manufacturing (1,239 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,214 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($130,195), Utilities ($81,452), and Public Administration ($65,086).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

9.47k
2022 Value
± 935
−0.0106%
1 Year decline
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dover, NJ declined at a rate of −0.0106%, from 9.47k employees to 9.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dover, NJ, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,095 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (996 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (916 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dover, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.47k
2022 Value
± 935
−0.0106%
1 Year decline
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dover, NJ declined at a rate of −0.0106%, from 9.47k employees to 9.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dover, NJ, are Retail Trade (1,380 people), Manufacturing (1,239 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,214 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dover, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Dover, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,090
Median earning men ± $3,222
$24,822
Median earning women ± $3,913

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($65,689), Public Administration ($54,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,109).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($130,195), Public Administration ($98,182), and Manufacturing ($52,787).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Dover, NJ awarded 73 degrees. The student population of Dover, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 64 male students and 17 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dover, NJ are White (41 and 56.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15 and 20.5%), Black or African American (11 and 15.1%), and Asian (6 and 8.22%).

The largest universities in Dover, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (73 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dover, NJ are General Art Studies (30 and 41.1%), Illustration (22 and 30.1%), and Drawing (21 and 28.8%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Dover, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 54.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 81 (79% men and 21% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 81 students enrolled in Dover, NJ, 79% men and 21% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 54 records, of which 24.1% were women and 75.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Dover, NJ was General Art Studies with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Dover, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
73 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art with 73 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 60 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dover, NJ, which is 4.62 times more than the 13 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 41 degrees mean that there were 2.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($20,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($1,055) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($995) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dover, NJ was $316,900 in 2022, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $275,400 to $316,900, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Dover, NJ is 44.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dover, NJ have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dover, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dover, NJ is $67,987. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Dover, NJ was Census Tract 449 with a value of $79,107, followed by Census Tract 450 and Census Tract 448, with respective values of $68,100 and $64,455.

Property

$316,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,540
$2,719
Median Property Taxes
±$383

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Rent vs Own

44.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.4% of the housing units in Dover, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 449
  2. Census Tract 450
  3. Census Tract 448

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dover, NJ was Census Tract 449 with a value of $79,107, followed by Census Tract 450 and Census Tract 448, with respective values of $68,100 and $64,455.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,987
Median Household Income
± $4,689
6.13k
Number of Households
± 681

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.13k households in Dover, NJ declined from $67,987 from the previous year's value of $69,434.

The following chart displays the households in Dover, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dover, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.8%)
  2. Carpooled (17.6%)
  3. Other (8.62%)

In 2022, 61.8% of workers in Dover, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.6%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (8.62%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dover, NJ have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.76% of the workforce in Dover, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dover, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dover, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dover, NJ (2.39k out of 18.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dover, NJ is Hispanic, followed by Other and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

73.5% of the population of Dover, NJ has health coverage, with 32.7% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 9.27% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 0.397% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.519% increase from the previous year (963 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 856 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 330 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morris County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0.519% increase from the previous year (963 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morris County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 43.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

26.5%
Uninsured
32.7%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
9.27%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
0.397%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dover, NJ grew by 10.3% from 24% to 26.5%.

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