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. Hanover has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Hanover, where 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.
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: 45.01% 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 $45,975, 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.