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Overview

Introduction to Dover, New Hampshire

Dover, New Hampshire is 30 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 58 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Strafford county.

Dover History

Originally known as Wecohamet by Native Americans, the area was first explored by Martin Ping in 1603. The first settlements began in 1623. It was officially incorporated as Dover in 1637, but was known as Northam from 1639 to 1641, before returning to its original name. It was named in honor of Robert Dover, an English lawyer.

Dover and nearby Attractions

  • Wapack National Wildlife Refuge
  • University of New Hampshire Museum
  • Water Country Waterpark
  • Garrison Hill Park

Things To Do In Dover

Dover has a wide range of attraction sites within easy access. The Woodman Institute is a museum exhibiting rare and unique artifacts related to the city’s local and natural history. The Garrison Hill Tower offers a panoramic view of the city. Local festivals include the Apple Harvest Festival. Dover also has a large number of parks and recreational areas for outdoor activities.

Dover Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Pease International Airport.

Dover Higher Education

McIntosh College is Dover’s local institute of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College and the University of New England-University Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,750
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+16,682
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.6%
Median Earnings25+$38,836
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,843

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,615
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,027
Median House Value$238,100

Ancestry

Irish21.5%
English18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
French Except Basque12.8%
German11.3%
Italian10.6%
Canadian10.3%
Polish3.6%
Scottish3.5%
Swedish2.2%
Greek2.1%
Arab1.7%
Norwegian1.2%
Portuguese1.1%
Lebanese1%
Dutch0.9%
Russian0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
African0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Dover Almanac

CategoryValue
County Strafford County
Standard Zip Codes3820
P.O. Box Zip Codes3821
Company Zip Codes3822
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.19
Approximate Longitude-70.87

Dover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDURHAM
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Durham15,934$124,118
Madbury1,844$115,978
Newington839$110,000
Newmarket8,928$94,137
Rollinsford2,530$82,500
Somersworth11,756$70,699

Dover Public Libraries

Dover Public Library
73 LOCUST STREET
Dover, New Hampshire
(603) 516-6050

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Dover Hospitals

Wentworth-douglass Hospital
(Non-profit)
789 Central Avenue
(603) 742-5252
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Dover Public Schools

Cocheco Arts And Technology Charter Academy
1 Washington Center
(603) 742-0700
High
Total Enrollment 72
Dover Senior High School
25 Alumni Dr
(603) 516-6900
High
Total Enrollment 1432
Dover Middle School
16 Daley Dr
(603) 516-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1131
Garrison School
50 Garrison Rd
(603) 516-6752
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Horne Street School
78 Horne St
(603) 516-6756
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Woodman Park School
11 Towle Ave
(603) 516-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 566

Dover Private Schools

Children In Motion
274 County Farm Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Mary Academy
222 Central Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 318
Portsmouth Christian Academy
20 Seaborne Dr
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 556
St Thomas Aquinas High School
197 Dover Point Rd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 643
Happy Helpers Preschool Educational Center
6 Heather Ln
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
My School
118 Locust St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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