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Dover is a city in Strafford County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Robert Dover, English lawyer.

The latitude of Dover is 43.197N. The longitude is -70.874W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,216.


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Median household income
Local
$43,873
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dover demographic reports
Dover is between the Bellamy and Cochecho rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Bristol
· Hilton's Point
· Northam
Settled by fishmongers from London in 1623. Shipbuilding eventually became a major industry
Public transportation: Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jenny Thompson, Olympic medallist
Local festivals include:
  • Apple Harvest Day - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dover web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Woodman Institute
Colleges and universities: McIntosh College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 123

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Dover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Strafford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portsmouth-Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03878 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Dover residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dover ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dover was $23,459, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Dover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Dover festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $561.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,187.


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Libraries

Libraries in Dover include Dover Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Dover include Dover Community News, Foster's Daily Democrat

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Politics

Strafford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dover political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Dover workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 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 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Dover include Dover Days Inn.

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