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Hanson, MA
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Hanson profile

Living in Hanson

Hanson is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,587 people and two associated neighborhoods, Hanson is the 176th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Hanson 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.

Also of interest is that Hanson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Hanson 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, Hanson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hanson 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 Hanson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hanson, the average commute to work is 32.78 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.

Despite being a small town, Hanson 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 population of Hanson is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.36% of adults in Hanson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hanson in 2018 was $56,523, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $226,092 for a family of four.

The people who call Hanson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hanson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hanson include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hanson is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

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