Latest Data (2018)
Population 17,961
Nationwide Rank 1989

Quick Facts

Dover, New Jersey is the 1,989th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Dover, New Jersey is a town.

Dover, New Jersey is currently 1.1% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Dover, New Jersey's growth is below average. 70% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Dover, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1979 Eastlake, Ohio 18,131 -10.3%
1980 Ottawa, Illinois 18,128 -2.3%
1981 Terrell, Texas 18,126 31.5%
1982 North Aurora, Illinois 18,124 65.4%
1983 Maumelle, Arkansas 18,111 68.2%
1984 Arroyo Grande, California 18,087 13.4%
1985 Sycamore, Illinois 18,083 45.5%
1986 Ashtabula, Ohio 18,079 -13.5%
1987 St. John, Indiana 18,047 108.6%
1988 Safety Harbor, Florida 18,031 3.8%
1989 Dover, New Jersey 17,961 -1.1%
1990 Maitland, Florida 17,947 23.6%
1991 Lenoir, North Carolina 17,938 -1.0%
1992 El Dorado, Arkansas 17,932 -16.4%
1993 Marco Island, Florida 17,930 19.9%
1994 McAlester, Oklahoma 17,897 0.7%
1995 White Settlement, Texas 17,896 20.5%
1996 St. Michael, Minnesota 17,892 91.1%
1997 Selma, Alabama 17,886 -12.4%
1998 Amsterdam, New York 17,864 -2.4%
1999 Steubenville, Ohio 17,864 -10.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1166 Fair Lawn 33,128 4.7%
1207 Garfield 31,866 7.0%
1224 Princeton 31,386 131.5%
1257 Long Branch 30,406 -3.2%
1279 Westfield 29,881 0.7%
1280 Rahway 29,880 12.6%
1327 Englewood 28,624 9.2%
1365 Millville 27,633 3.0%
1370 Bergenfield 27,479 4.7%
1425 Paramus 26,558 3.0%
1458 Cliffside Park 25,935 12.7%
1494 Ridgewood 25,272 1.3%
1552 Lodi 24,551 2.4%
1559 Bridgeton 24,442 7.5%
1573 South Plainfield 24,131 10.3%
1605 Carteret 23,652 13.4%
1691 Summit 22,016 4.1%
1695 Roselle 21,902 2.8%
1728 North Plainfield 21,535 -1.0%
1772 Palisades Park 20,820 21.3%
1779 Secaucus 20,742 30.2%
1803 Pleasantville 20,376 7.2%
1822 Elmwood Park 20,120 6.3%
1835 Glassboro 19,992 4.8%
1902 Morristown 19,145 4.4%
1925 Hawthorne 18,786 3.0%
1938 Point Pleasant 18,684 -3.3%
1956 Rutherford 18,460 1.9%
1989 Dover 17,961 -1.1%
2002 Harrison 17,836 23.6%
2019 Dumont 17,697 1.1%
2035 Tinton Falls 17,563 4.9%
2056 Lindenwold 17,314 -0.4%
2119 New Milford 16,558 1.0%
2126 Madison 16,522 6.9%
2184 South River 16,023 4.1%
2213 North Arlington 15,741 3.6%
2239 Asbury Park 15,511 -8.6%
2286 Ramsey 14,991 4.3%
2321 Tenafly 14,641 5.9%
2345 Metuchen 14,382 11.5%
2353 Phillipsburg 14,303 -5.6%
2355 Fairview 14,295 7.7%
2369 Hopatcong 14,203 -10.6%
2380 Hammonton 14,085 11.6%
2406 Collingswood 13,916 -2.7%
2412 Highland Park 13,869 -1.0%
2438 Middlesex 13,712 -0.1%
2444 Roselle Park 13,650 2.7%
2470 New Providence 13,486 13.1%
2538 Oakland 13,021 3.7%
2541 Ridgefield Park 13,009 1.1%
2583 Edgewater 12,720 59.6%
2599 Woodland Park 12,614 14.6%
2658 Eatontown 12,242 -12.8%
2662 Ringwood 12,226 -1.5%
2664 Somerville 12,202 -1.0%
2685 Hasbrouck Heights 12,080 3.6%
2694 Red Bank 12,048 1.4%
2730 Glen Rock 11,829 2.5%
2741 Freehold 11,767 6.9%
2747 Wanaque 11,741 14.2%
2772 Florham Park 11,594 8.3%
2773 Wallington 11,591 0.1%
2782 River Edge 11,531 5.3%
2809 Bellmawr 11,374 1.0%
2815 Haddonfield 11,345 -2.5%
2819 Guttenberg 11,326 4.3%
2828 Beachwood 11,270 8.4%
2830 Ridgefield 11,265 3.9%
2834 Gloucester City 11,244 -1.9%
2849 Westwood 11,155 1.3%
2856 Franklin Lakes 11,096 6.1%
2866 Ocean City 11,041 -28.3%
2870 Pompton Lakes 11,014 3.4%
2905 Little Ferry 10,822 0.2%
2910 Totowa 10,804 9.1%
2983 Pine Hill 10,439 -3.9%
2993 Hillsdale 10,405 3.1%
3019 Bound Brook 10,289 2.1%
3020 Somers Point 10,285 -11.2%
3034 Lincoln Park 10,246 -6.2%
3036 Manville 10,234 -0.2%
3044 Waldwick 10,207 6.1%
3077 Kinnelon 10,043 7.1%
3078 Ventnor City 10,039 -22.1%
3104 Burlington 9,884 1.6%
3111 Woodbury 9,852 -4.3%
3132 East Rutherford 9,764 12.0%
3141 Keansburg 9,719 -9.6%
3149 Maywood 9,694 1.8%
3177 Hackettstown 9,463 4.5%
3243 Wood-Ridge 9,159 19.8%
3256 Leonia 9,110 2.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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