Dover Plains, a small town in New York, has a population of approximately 1,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Home ownership is less common than renting in the area, and 43% of residents own their homes. The trend is driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent of $838 per month, which is $442 less than the state average.
Averaging about 37 minutes, the commute time for Dover Plains residents is slower than around 80% of cities in the state. Many residents (40%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transit is not used much. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
Many Dover Plains residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 15% of the labor force in the town. With an average annual income of just under $57,000, Dover Plains workers earn less than the average New York resident. Dover Plains's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Dover Plains has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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