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Dover is a township in Ocean County, in the New York metro area. [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 39.983N. The longitude is -74.183W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 95,173.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ocean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08755 ZIP code.
15% of Dover residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $25,010, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Dover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $685. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,410.
Libraries in Dover include Ocean County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dover include Ocean County Observer
Ocean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dover political report.
The average commute time for Dover workers is 31 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 .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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