Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,360 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 87.94% 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 sales jobs (16.31%), management occupations (12.46%) and office and administrative support (10.85%).
Because of many things, Hanover is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hanover a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hanover has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hanover’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Hanover, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.56 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.
Even though Hanover is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Hanover are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.94% 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 $42,458, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,832 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, Polish and French.
The most common language spoken in Hanover is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,718|
|HANOVER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.94%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.06%|
|TYPE OF HANOVER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||84.48%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.70%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.94%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.88%|
|SIZE OF HANOVER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.64%|
|AGE OF HANOVER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.26%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||39.88%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||37.84%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||12.02%|
|HANOVER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$507,008|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,435|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.86%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.73%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||0.83%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||7.82%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||30.44%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||24.07%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||24.38%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||7.32%|
|PEOPLE OF HANOVER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.23%|
|5 TO 17||20.50%|
|18 TO 24||7.56%|
|25 TO 34||8.00%|
|35 TO 54||29.61%|
|55 TO 64||15.17%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.93%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.47%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$98,750|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,458|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.31%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (14.18%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.92%)
Public Service (4.88%)
Information Technology (2.94%)
Real estate (2.21%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.28%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.51%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.11%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.19%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.95%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (45.69%)
French Canadian (3.40%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.79%)|
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