Dover: Facts at a Glance
Population density: 1,087.5 per square mile
Total households: 15,000
2011 Rate: $25.12/1,000 of valuation
2011 Property Valuation: $2,087,222.200
2011 Total Property Tax Commitment: $64,548,459.09
1) Liberty Mutual Insurance: 3,158 employees in Dover alone *
2) Wentworth-Douglass Hospital: 2,000 employees **
3) Measured Progress: 420
4) City of Dover: 354
** Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and its affiliates are ranked 14th largest in the state in the non-manufacturing category.
Housing costs: $250,000 (median)
Total housing units: 14,000 (single-family homes)
Typical apartment rental (2 bedroom); $1200 per month
Cost per student: $9,845.82 (2010-2011)
Student to teacher ratio: 14:7:1 (2011-2012)
Graduation rate: 85.16 (2010-2012)
Nearly 32 percent of Dover’s population has a bachelor’s degree or better
– Most of Dover’s residents are employed in office and administrative work, manufacturing, retail, sales and related, health care, and social assistance.
– A higher than average percentage of the labor force (ages 16 to 64) remains employed.
– Dover’s total workforce is 18,390
– Workforce commuting out of Dover is 12,785
New Hampshire: An Innovative Choice
Facts at a Glance
- New Hampshire has been named the “Most Livable State” in the nation since 2005 by CQ Press, and was ranked first in 2011.
- New Hampshire is consistently ranked one of the safest states in the nation by CQ Press, based on six categories of crime, including murder, rape, and motor vehicle theft.
- New Hampshire ranks 9th for innovation, based on share of jobs in the high tech industry, movement toward a green economy, industry research, and development as a share of worker earnings, per 2010 State New Economy Index, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
- New Hampshire was ranked 8th for per capita personal income in 2011, per Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Labor.
- New Hampshire ranks Number 10 in the “Top States for Business Climate” by the 2009 Business Ranking Report. The ranking is based on cost of labor, business tax climate, quality of life, educated workforce, transportation infrastructure, and greenest state.
- New Hampshire ranks 7th among the best states in terms of Business-Tax Climate, according to the 2011 Tax Report of the U.S. Tax Foundation.
- New Hampshire was at 5.4% as of June 26, 2012; Dover was at 4.8%, per New Hampshire Employment Security, Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau.
Low Tax Burden
- New Hampshire has one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the United States, with no broad base personal income tax, sales tax, use tax, inventory tax, estate tax, internet tax, professional services tax, or capital gains tax. The state also offers a a low corporate income tax.
- New Hampshire has the lowest insurance premium tax rate in New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. New Hampshire’s insurance premium tax was recently reduced from 2 percent to 1.25 percent on property/casualty and life insurance lines of business over the next four years, and decreased the burden of retaliatory taxes paid by New Hampshire’s domestic insurance companies in other states.
An Educated and Skilled Workforce
Looking for a highly skilled workforce with a strong work ethic? You’ll find it here, in New Hampshire. In fact, New Hampshire ranks fifth highest in the United States in adults with a B.A. degree or higher. In New Hampshire, we pride ourselves on our education, and workers throughout the state have access to many training and educational facilities, including 26 public and private colleges. As a result, 32.5 percent of New Hampshire residents over age 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher.