Dover is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 8,699 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Dover in England, the home town of an early settler.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 56.3 square miles (145.9 km), of which 55.2 square miles (142.9 km) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km), or 2.04%, is water. The town is drained by the Ten Mile River, which flows from the north through the center of town, then turns east into Connecticut and joins the Housatonic River.
The east town line is the border of Connecticut.
The Appalachian Trail passes through the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,565 people, 3,034 households, and 2,157 families residing in the town. The population density was 153.8 people per square mile (59.4/km²). There were 3,266 housing units at an average density of 58.6 per square mile (22.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.71% White, 5.50% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.52% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.65% of the population.
There were 3,034 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,361, and the median income for a family was $57,979. Males had a median income of $40,885 versus $28,542 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,250. About 6.3% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
Wingdale New York neighborhoods include: Berkshire Road, Blueberry Ridge, Duell Hollow, Harlem Valley Hills