Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,517 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (14.04%), sales jobs (12.61%), and management occupations (11.09%).
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.
In Hanover, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Hanover has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway 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, 49.03% 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 2010 was $51,907, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $207,628 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.