Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 15,865 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hanover is the 64th largest community in Maryland. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Hanover, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Hanover, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Hanover’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Hanover does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $103,905.00.
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 85.48% 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 (13.16%), office and administrative support (10.98%), and computer science and math (10.46%).
Hanover is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Hanover, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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.
Despite being a small town, Hanover 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 education level of Hanover ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hanover, 45.01% 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 $45,975, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,900 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hanover's cultural character, accounting for 16.77% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.