Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,570 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 85.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hanover is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanover who work in office and administrative support (13.72%), sales jobs (12.62%), and management occupations (12.20%).
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.
Because of many things, Hanover is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hanover really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hanover perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Hanover, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.52 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.
Despite being a small town, Hanover has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Hanover ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hanover, 48.72% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Hanover in 2018 was $54,290, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $217,160 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hanover include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.