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Dover is a town in Morris County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Dover, NH.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Dover. For links to other places called Dover, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Dover is 40.883N. The longitude is -74.562W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 577 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,372.


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Median household income
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$53,423
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dover demographic reports
Dover is on the Rockaway River.
Former and merged names include:
· Bemen's
· Old Tye
Once an important port on the Morris Canal. The community was a mining town from the mid-1700s to the 1950s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hedden County Park
Historic sites and museums: Community Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: Dover Business College

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6% of Dover residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dover ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dover was $18,056, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Dover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Dover include Blackwell Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Dover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $782.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,466.


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Libraries in Dover include Dover Free Public Library, Mine Hill Public Library ... View libraries

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Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dover political report.

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The average commute time for Dover workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dover between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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