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Encyclopedia > Dover, New York

Dover is a town located in Dutchess County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,565. A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Dutchess County is a county located in the state of New York. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Town of Dover is located on the eastern boundary of the county.

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History

The town was formed in 1807 from part of the Town of Pawling. 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Pawling is a town located in Dutchess County, New York. ...


Geography

The east town line is the border of Connecticut. State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 145.9 km² (56.3 mi²). 144.3 km² (55.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.14% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,565 people, 3,034 households, and 2,157 families residing in the town. The population density is 59.4/km² (153.8/mi²). There are 3,266 housing units at an average density of 22.6/km² (58.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 89.71% White, 5.50% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.52% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. 5.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 3,034 households out of which 38.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% are married couples living together, 10.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% are non-families. 23.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.74 and the average family size is 3.27. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $50,361, and the median income for a family is $57,979. Males have a median income of $40,885 versus $28,542 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,250. 8.4% of the population and 6.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.6% of those under the age of 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The population in 1890 was 1,863. 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Communities and locations in Dover

  • Bains Corner -- A hamlet east of Dover Plains.
  • Chestnut Ridge -- A hamlet on the town line in the northwest part of the town.
  • Dogtail Corners -- A hamlet by the east town line.
  • Dover Furnace -- A hamlet in the south part of the town.
  • Dover Plains -- A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Ellis Pond -- A small lake in the southeast part of the town.
  • Lake Weil -- A small lake in the southeast part of the town.
  • Oniontown -- A hamlet south of Dover Plains on Route 22.
  • South Dover -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
  • Webatuck -- A hamlet in the south central part of the town on Route 55.
  • Wiley Shelter -- A location southwest of Wingdale.
  • Wingdale -- A hamlet in the south part of the town on Route 22.

A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement. ... Dover Plains is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Dutchess County, New York. ... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ...

External links

  • Town of Dover, NY (http://www.townofdover.us)
  • Dover information (http://www.bearsystems.com/dover/dover.html)

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Dover, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (592 words)
Dover is a town in Dutchess County, New York, USA.
Dover Furnace -- A hamlet in the south part of the town, south of Dover Plains on Route 22.
Dover Plains -- A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
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