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Encyclopedia > Dover (CDP), Massachusetts

Dover is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Dover in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,216.


Dover is located at 42°14'27" North, 71°16'35" West (42.241021, -71.276515)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.3 km˛ (4.4 mi˛). None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,216 people, 745 households, and 625 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 195.8/km˛ (507.4/mi˛). There are 760 housing units at an average density of 67.1/km˛ (174.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 96.39% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.00% Native American, 2.98% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 745 households out of which 45.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% are non-families. 14.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.29.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $143,312, and the median income for a family is $153,789. Males have a median income of $100,000 versus $62,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $64,922. 2.4% of the population and 2.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.9% of those under the age of 18 and 2.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=42.241021&longitude=-71.276515&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=42.241021&lon=-71.276515&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-71.276515&lat=42.241021&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Dover, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1153 words)
In addition to Sherborn, Dover is bordered by the towns of Natick, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, and Medfield.
Dover was officially incorporated as a town in 1836.
Benjamin and Eudora Sawin willed land and funds to the Dover Historical Society along with their old household goods so that the building could be erected, and it was dedicated on May 14, 1907 by members and friends of the Dover Historical Society.
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