Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,424 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hanover is the 137th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Hanover are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Hanover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hanover is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanover who work in sales jobs (13.71%), management occupations (13.08%), and office and administrative support (11.40%).
Also of interest is that Hanover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Hanover is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hanover’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Hanover, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.41 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Hanover, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hanover is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Hanover are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.68% of adults in Hanover have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hanover in 2010 was $44,994, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $179,976 for a family of four.
The people who call Hanover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hanover residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hanover include Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.