Hanover, NH
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Living in Hanover


Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 11,473 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 89.40% 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 (17.55%), management occupations (13.49%), and sales jobs (9.43%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Hanover telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.58% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 17.56 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.

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 82.71% 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 2018 was $52,327, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,308 for a family of four. However, Hanover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hanover is a very 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hanover's cultural character, accounting for 15.37% of the town’s population.

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