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Hanover, New Hampshire


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Hanover, New Hampshire

Introduction to Hanover, New Hampshire

Hanover, New Hampshire is 64 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 111 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Grafton County. The population of the town is 10,850.

Hanover History

Hanover was chartered in 1761. It was named after Hanover, Connecticut. The first settlers of the area arrived in 1765. The Ledyard Free Bridge was constructed in 1859, connecting Hanover and Norwich. The town is located in Grafton County, which was established in 1769 and named in honor of Augustus FitzRoy, the 3rd Duke of Grafton. CNN and Money magazine named Hanover the second best town to live in in the United States in 2007.

Hanover and nearby Attractions

  • Galleria Shopping Center
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Hood Museum of Art
  • Storrs Pond
  • Webster Cottage Museum
  • Quechee State Park

Things To Do In Hanover

While in Hanover, one can visit the Occom Ski and Skate Center, the Hood Museum of Art or the Webster Cottage Museum. The Appalachian Trail is also a popular destination among those visiting Hanover. The Storrs Pond Recreation Area includes two separate beaches, picnic tables, tennis courts, a playground and a covered pavilion.

Hanover Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Hanover Higher Education

Dartmouth College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Norwich University, Keene State College and Plymouth State College.

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High Points

Hanover strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Hampshire):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hanover Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hanover College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Hanover Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Hanover Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hanover Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hanover Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hanover Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Hanover Median Family Income
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hanover Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 11% Hanover Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Hanover, New Hampshire

Comparing Hanover to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Hampshire (State):

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


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 6
Racial Diversity 6 10
Senior Citizens 5 7
Female Share of the Population 2 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 5 4

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 6 9

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 9
People Living Alone 5 8
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 10 9

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Hanover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03755
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.702
Longitude -72.29

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 HANOVER
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station LEBANON MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station MOUNT SUNAPEE
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Hanover Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,850 100%
Male 5,401 49.8%
Female 5,449 50.2%
Under 18 1,639 15.1%
18+ 9,211 84.9%
65+ 1,476 13.6%
Median Age 22.8
Average Family Size 2.96
White 9,546 88%
African-American 189 1.7%
Asian 734 6.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 51 0.5%
Other 96 0.9%
Mixed Race 227 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 276 2.5%

Estimated Hanover Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,156
Growth 306
Growth % 2.8%

Hanover 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
English 18.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
Irish 10.8%
German 10.3%
Italian 6.1%
Scottish 4.4%
US/American 4.1%
Russian 3.9%
Polish 3.4%
European 2.1%
Swedish 2%
Greek 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
French Canadian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
British 1.4%
Austrian 0.9%
Armenian 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Eastern European 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
West Indian 0.2%
African 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hanover 10,850 $99,158
Canaan 3,319 $46,339
Cornish 1,661 $60,313
Enfield 4,618 $53,631
Lebanon 12,568 $52,133
Lyme 1,679 $64,531
Plainfield 2,241 $61,205

Hanover Public Libraries

Library
Howe Library
13 EAST SOUTH STREET
Hanover, New Hampshire
(603) 643-4120
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Hanover High Schools (2004)

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41 LEBANON ST
603-643-3431
Serves 751 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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Historic Hanover

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Wilson Library (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

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Wilson Library (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

Bissell Gymnasium (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

Rollins Chapel (Dartmouth College) between 1900 and 1906

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