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A+ Dover Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Dover Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than New Jersey
12020% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dover cost of living
A+ Dover Crime Total crime is 33% lower than New Jersey
Total crime
1,19457% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8457% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Dover crime
C- Dover Employment Household income is 13% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$64,31016% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$23,90120% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Dover employment
F Dover Housing Home value is 17% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$262,90042% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,33741% higher than the US average
Home ownership
47%26% lower than the US average
Dover real estate or Dover rentals
F Dover Schools HS graduation rate is 18% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
71%14% lower than the US average
School test scores
45%9% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:114% lower than the US average
Dover K-12 schools or Dover colleges

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What's Not To Love About Dover?

Located in the heart of North Jersey, Dover is really a great place to live. I mean seriously, if you can find another place this small that has everything to offer, I will pay you my salary for the year. I mean you can go right off the Bassett Highway and do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Sakura.

I grew up in a small midwestern town and the move here to Dover, NJ was really on a leap of faith. People say that folks aren't as friendly here and I find that to be utterly false. The schools are great and the options are even better when it comes to practically everything. Whether you get your groceries at Bravo on Blackwell Street, or Shoprite over in Rockaway, you will definitely stop at least 3 places in between.

I know that not much is said about crime prevention nowadays, but I must comment the police and citizens within the city. We have had lower rates than the state for years now and it seems like that trend is gonna continue!
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Source: The Dover, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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