Dover Plains, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dover Plains, New York - Basic Facts

The Dover Plains Census Designated Place had a population of 1,332 as of July 1, 2017. Dover Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dover Plains is located at latitude 41.7393 and longitude -73.573 in Dutchess County. The formal boundaries for the Dover Plains Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dutchess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Dover Plains Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389415) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Dover Plains Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dutchess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dover Plains population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dover Plains: Pawlingstown.

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Dover Plains, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,332
Daytime Population: Workers 251
Daytime Population: Residents 728
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 979
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,323
Population in Familes 956
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,969
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $61,366
Average Household Income $71,076
Per Capita Income $30,324


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $261,413
Average Home Value $306,525


Total Households 567
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 319
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.09%
Households 0.02% 0.07%
Families 0.0% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Dover Plains, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover Plains to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 745 38th
Population Density # 422 65th
Diversity Index # 166 86th
Median Household Income # 570 52nd
Per Capita Income # 637 47th

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