Hanson, Massachusetts

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Hanson, Massachusetts

Introduction to Hanson, Massachusetts

Hanson, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 7 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 21 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 9,495.

Hanson History

Officially incorporated in 1820, Hanson was named in honor of the U.S. Senator and newspaper publisher, Alexander Contee Hanson. Mills began operating in the nineteenth century, but in earlier days, farming and bog iron were the major industrial activities. Recently, cranberry farming has gained popularity. Dominated by lakes, rivers and swamps, Hanson is one of the inland towns of Massachusetts.

Hanson and Nearby Attractions

  • Adams National Historic Site
  • Carson Beach
  • Ames Nowell State Park
  • Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
  • Myles Standish State Forest

Things To Do In Hanson

The area a variety of museums which cater many types. Kids may enjoy a learning experience at the Boston Children's Museum whereas those interested in art may visit the Museum of Fine Arts or the Fuller Museum of Art. A leisurely stroll across the Franklin Park or Ames Nowell State Park can also be relaxing. The revamped Carson Beach is a ideal for swimming.

Hanson Transportation

Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Hanson Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Massasoit Community College, Bridgewater State College and Quincy College.

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High Points

Hanson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hanson Low Property Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hanson Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hanson Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hanson People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Hanson, Massachusetts

Comparing Hanson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 2
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Age of the Population 5 2
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 7

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Hanson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02341
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02350
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.075
Longitude -70.88

Hanson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 11.1 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 WALPOLE 2
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
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Hanson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,495 100%
Male 4,680 49.3%
Female 4,815 50.7%
Under 18 2,682 28.2%
18+ 6,813 71.8%
65+ 818 8.6%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.38
White 9,176 96.6%
African-American 105 1.1%
Asian 33 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.2%
Other 55 0.6%
Mixed Race 104 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 65 0.7%

Estimated Hanson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,926
Growth 431
Growth % 4.5%

Hanson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 35.5%
Italian 13.9%
English 11.2%
US/American 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
German 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
French Canadian 2.8%
Scottish 2.8%
Swedish 2.6%
Portuguese 2.3%
Polish 1.9%
Canadian 1.5%
Cape Verdean 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Barbadian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Monponsett (02350)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hanson 9,495 $68,560
Abington 14,605 $68,826
East Bridgewater 12,974 $67,307
Hanover 13,164 $86,835
Pembroke 16,927 $74,985
Rockland 17,670 $60,088
Whitman 13,882 $63,706

Hanson Public Libraries

Hanson Public Library
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(781) 293-2151

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