Hanover, NH
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Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 11,401 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 93.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hanover is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanover who work in teaching (23.44%), management occupations (10.14%), and healthcare (9.55%).

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.

Of important note, Hanover is also a town of artists. Hanover has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hanover’s character.

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 with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Hanover to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.52 minutes getting to work every day.

In Hanover, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Hanover is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Hanover is a pretty powerful place. 78.13% 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 $34,140, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,560 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 Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

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