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Welcome to Dover ...

The town of Dover is located in Morris County<1>.

The location of Dover has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dover has a population of 17,708 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dover.

Dover is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dover lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Dover: (973) & (862)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dover had an population of 17,708 people. This is a decrease of 2.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dover had a population of 18,157 people. This makes Dover the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Dover represents 0.21% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,157 people, the population of Dover has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,188 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dover.

Communities Also Named Dover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Dover - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dover.

Communities near Dover ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dover.

  • Plainfield [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
    • Plainfield [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Dover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
  • Westfield [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Summit [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Dover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
  • Morristown [Morris County]
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    • Morristown [Morris County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Dover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,229 people
    • Morristown has also been known as:
    • New Hanover
    • West Hanover
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Borough of Woodland Park [Passaic County]
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      • Borough of Woodland Park [Passaic County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Dover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borough of Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borough of Woodland Park
    • Hackettstown [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackettstown
      • Hackettstown [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Dover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackettstown
    • Boonton [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonton
      • Boonton [Morris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Dover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonton
    • Newton [Sussex County]
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      • Newton [Sussex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Dover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Borough of Essex Fells [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borough of Essex Fells
      • Borough of Essex Fells [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Dover
      • Estimated population in 2015: 2,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borough of Essex Fells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borough of Essex Fells
    • Essex Fells [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essex Fells
      • Essex Fells [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Dover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex Fells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex Fells

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dover. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dover.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dover. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dover.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dover. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dover.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dover ...

Looking for more information about Dover? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dover, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dover.

Adding Dover to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dover in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dover was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dover on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dover on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Jersey

About Morris County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dover. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morris County: www.co.morris.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Morris, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dover.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dover) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dover. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DoverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8859, Longitude: -74.5593       In this case, the coordinates for Dover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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