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Overview

Introduction to Hanover, Massachusetts

Hanover, Massachusetts is 9 miles SE of Weymouth, Massachusetts and 21 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Plymouth County. The town is part of the Boston metro area. The population of Hanover is 13,164.

Hanover History

Hanover was fist settled in 1649 by English settlers. Farmer William Barstow was the first to build a bridge along the North River. Originally, it was a part of the town of Scituate. The town of Hanover was officially incorporated on June 14, 1727. It was named after the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain, King George I.

Hanover and nearby Attractions

  • Plymouth Rock
  • Plymouth Plantation
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Child's Play Museum

Things To Do In Hanover

Hanover has a number of open spaces and woodlands where you can enjoy a day trip with your family. Summer and winter recreational facilities are also available. You can even enjoy several water sports in the town including fishing, boating and swimming. Hanover also includes many shopping centers and restaurants.

Hanover Transportation

The area is served by Boston Logan International Airport.

Hanover Higher Education

Massasoit Community College is nearby.

People

Total Population 14,120
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,848
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.9%
Median Earnings25+ $52,964
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,305

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,398
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,106
Median House Value $434,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.5%
Irish 45.7%

Hanover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Weymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02339
Company Zip Codes 02340
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.113
Longitude -70.812

Hanover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HINGHAM
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hanover, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Assinippi (02339)

West Hanover (02339)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hanson 1,718 $101,813
Marshfield 4,227 $108,598
Norwell 10,651 $123,783
Pembroke 18,006 $104,977
Rockland 17,616 $83,101
Whitman 14,643 $92,996

Hanover Public Libraries

Library
John Curtis Free Library
534 HANOVER ST.
Hanover, Massachusetts
(781) 826-2972

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Hanover High Schools

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HANOVER HIGH
287 CEDAR STREET
781-878-5450
Serves 740 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

SO SHORE VOC TECH HIGH
476 WEBSTER STREET
781-878-8822
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 554 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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