Dover Plains, NY 12522 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12522: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dover Plains, NY 12522

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 111
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,652
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Dutchess County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.718, Longitude -73.582
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Dover Plains, NY 12522 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,529
Population in Households 5,452
Population in Familes 4,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 129
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 2,237
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,460
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,528 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 709 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $256,977
Average Home Value $313,989


Median Household Income $61,615
Average Household Income $77,482
Per Capita Income $31,789
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% 0.05%
Households 0.11% 0.15%
Families -0.09% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dover Plains, NY 12522 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12522 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 703 60th
Population Density1 # 968 44th
Diversity Index2 # 479 73rd
Median Household Income # 598 66th
Per Capita Income # 643 63rd

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