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 small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Hanover area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Hanover maintain a good economy.

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.

One of the benefits of Hanover is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Even though Hanover is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Hanover is a pretty powerful place. 80.94% of the adults in Hanover have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.