Dover Plains, New York

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Dover Plains is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 1,996 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Dover Plains is in the northeast part of the Town of Dover on NY 22.

Metro-North Railroad has a Harlem Line station here, bringing commuters to New York City. This station was the line's northern terminus for many years, until the line was expanded four miles north to Wassaic in the early 2000s.

John Hall (NY-D), is a Congressman representing the 19th District; his residence is in Dover Plains, NY.



Dover Plains is located at 41°44′43″N 73°34′47″W / 41.74528°N 73.57972°W / 41.74528; -73.57972 (41.745294, -73.579831)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.81% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1996 people, 834 households, and 503 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,639.8 per square mile (631.7/km²). There were 892 housing units at an average density of 732.8/sq mi (282.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.79% White, 2.40% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.61% of the population.

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