Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 15,739 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hanover is the 64th largest community in Maryland.
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 Maryland.
Hanover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hanover is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanover who work in management occupations (12.91%), computer science and math (11.82%), and office and administrative support (11.43%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Hanover, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
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.
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: 44.97% 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 $45,497, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,988 for a family of four.
Hanover is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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, English, Italian, and Polish.
Hanover also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.34%.
The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.