What is the current population of Dover?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Dover is 17,725. Dover, New Jersey is the 2,023rd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Dover?

The peak population of Dover was in 2000, when its population was 18,168. In 2000, Dover was the 1,721st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,023rd largest city in the US. Dover is currently 2.4% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Dover shrinking?

Dover has shrunk 2.4% since the year 2000. Dover, New Jersey's growth is below average. 76% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 17,725 2,023
2018 17,961 1,989
2017 18,232 1,968
2016 18,252 1,956
2015 18,346 1,936
2014 18,313 1,931
2013 18,367 1,913
2012 18,307 1,907
2011 18,261 1,899
2010 18,157 1,888
2009 17,866 1,861
2008 17,851 1,853
2007 17,885 1,839
2006 18,072 1,806
2005 18,157 1,779
2004 18,228 1,756
2003 18,246 1,740
2002 18,031 1,743
2001 18,012 1,738
2000 18,168 1,721
1990 15,665 1,706

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
2013 Knightdale, North Carolina 17,843 182.6%
2014 McAlester, Oklahoma 17,814 0.2%
2015 Moraga, California 17,783 8.8%
2016 Hermiston, Oregon 17,782 34.1%
2017 Amsterdam, New York 17,766 -3.0%
2018 Steubenville, Ohio 17,753 -10.5%
2019 Elizabeth City, North Carolina 17,751 2.9%
2020 Tavares, Florida 17,749 73.1%
2021 Centralia, Washington 17,745 19.4%
2022 Palestine, Texas 17,730 0.5%
2023 Dover, New Jersey 17,725 -2.4%
2024 Takoma Park, Maryland 17,725 2.2%
2025 Lackawanna, New York 17,720 -6.8%
2026 Albert Lea, Minnesota 17,656 -4.1%
2027 Madison, New Jersey 17,654 14.2%
2028 Maitland, Florida 17,652 21.6%
2029 El Dorado, Arkansas 17,651 -17.7%
2030 Gretna, Louisiana 17,647 0.5%
2031 Hinsdale, Illinois 17,637 1.0%
2032 Santa Fe Springs, California 17,630 7.1%
2033 Franklin Park, Illinois 17,627 -9.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1184 Fair Lawn 32,896 4.0%
1219 Garfield 31,802 6.7%
1236 Princeton 31,187 130.0%
1272 Long Branch 30,241 -3.7%
1286 Rahway 29,895 12.7%
1302 Westfield 29,512 -0.5%
1339 Englewood 28,402 8.4%
1384 Millville 27,391 2.1%
1387 Bergenfield 27,327 4.1%
1455 Paramus 26,264 1.9%
1459 Cliffside Park 26,133 13.6%
1520 Ridgewood 25,056 0.5%
1574 Lodi 24,347 1.5%
1584 Bridgeton 24,160 6.2%
1590 South Plainfield 24,052 10.0%
1633 Carteret 23,408 12.3%
1707 Summit 21,897 3.5%
1708 Secaucus 21,893 37.4%
1712 Roselle 21,811 2.4%
1749 North Plainfield 21,289 -2.1%
1786 Palisades Park 20,715 20.7%
1819 Glassboro 20,288 6.4%
1828 Pleasantville 20,149 6.0%
1839 Harrison 20,061 39.0%
1851 Elmwood Park 19,966 5.5%
1898 Morristown 19,261 5.0%
1932 Point Pleasant 18,772 -2.8%
1933 Hawthorne 18,753 2.8%
1971 Rutherford 18,303 1.1%
2023 Dover 17,725 -2.4%
2027 Madison 17,654 14.2%
2046 Dumont 17,516 0.0%
2055 Tinton Falls 17,451 4.2%
2071 Lindenwold 17,263 -0.7%
2150 New Milford 16,429 0.2%
2228 South River 15,779 2.5%
2237 North Arlington 15,683 3.2%
2262 Asbury Park 15,408 -9.2%
2311 Ramsey 14,884 3.5%
2340 Metuchen 14,543 12.8%
2351 Tenafly 14,453 4.5%
2368 Phillipsburg 14,212 -6.2%
2373 Fairview 14,189 6.9%
2374 Hopatcong 14,186 -10.7%
2416 Hammonton 13,934 10.4%
2423 Collingswood 13,884 -2.9%
2443 Highland Park 13,711 -2.1%
2448 Middlesex 13,679 -0.4%
2459 New Providence 13,595 14.1%
2460 Roselle Park 13,588 2.2%
2496 Edgewater 13,364 67.7%
2564 Oakland 12,926 2.9%
2566 Ridgefield Park 12,901 0.2%
2614 Woodland Park 12,581 14.3%
2681 Ringwood 12,198 -1.7%
2687 Eatontown 12,157 -13.4%
2701 Somerville 12,063 -2.1%
2720 Hasbrouck Heights 11,992 2.8%
2726 Red Bank 11,966 0.8%
2757 Wanaque 11,762 14.4%
2768 Glen Rock 11,707 1.4%
2772 Freehold 11,682 6.1%
2796 Florham Park 11,496 7.4%
2799 Wallington 11,495 -0.7%
2809 River Edge 11,435 4.4%
2825 Bellmawr 11,359 0.9%
2829 Haddonfield 11,317 -2.7%
2830 Beachwood 11,312 8.8%
2839 Gloucester City 11,219 -2.1%
2846 Ridgefield 11,171 3.0%
2854 Guttenberg 11,121 2.4%
2855 Franklin Lakes 11,119 6.3%
2867 Westwood 11,078 0.6%
2885 Pompton Lakes 10,986 3.2%
2889 Ocean City 10,971 -28.7%
2918 Totowa 10,792 9.0%
2928 Little Ferry 10,739 -0.5%
2999 Pine Hill 10,417 -4.1%
3025 Hillsdale 10,307 2.1%
3049 Bound Brook 10,180 1.0%
3051 Somers Point 10,174 -12.2%
3061 Manville 10,121 -1.3%
3067 Lincoln Park 10,111 -7.4%
3070 Waldwick 10,108 5.1%
3113 Kinnelon 9,896 5.5%
3114 Ventnor City 9,895 -23.2%
3121 Burlington 9,858 1.3%
3135 Woodbury 9,794 -4.8%
3156 East Rutherford 9,687 11.1%
3164 Keansburg 9,632 -10.4%
3169 Maywood 9,614 1.0%
3213 Hackettstown 9,356 3.4%
3225 Wood-Ridge 9,294 21.6%
3251 South Amboy 9,176 15.8%
3289 Leonia 9,035 1.4%
3314 Boonton 8,919 5.0%

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