Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,871 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hanover is the 140th 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 87.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hanover is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanover who work in management occupations (14.78%), office and administrative support (13.33%), and business and financial occupations (11.91%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.59% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Hanover is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hanover, the average commute to work is 33.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
Hanover is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.21% of adults in Hanover have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Hanover in 2018 was $54,451, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $217,804 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 Vietnamese and French.