Hanover, NH
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Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 11,485 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hanover is the 26th largest community in New Hampshire.

Hanover home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Hanover real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hanover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.36% 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 teaching (21.10%), management occupations (14.56%), and office and administrative support (10.12%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Hanover has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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.

Hanover is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Hanover to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Hanover. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Hanover.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hanover spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Despite being a small town, Hanover has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hanover, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hanover is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 80.94% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hanover in 2010 was $46,555, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,220 for a family of four. However, Hanover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hanover is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hanover include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and German/Yiddish.