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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 11,311
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,773
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 32.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 78.1%
Median Earnings25+ $53,991
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $80,912
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,632

Wealth

Median Family Income $129,000
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 32.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $1,465
Median House Value $466,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 0.4%
English 19.5%
Irish 17.9%

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

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  • 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canaan 3,910 $67,950
Cornish 1,601 $82,917
Enfield 4,565 $79,739
Lebanon 13,474 $71,868
Lyme 1,733 $130,795
Plainfield 2,518 $100,870

Hanover Public Libraries

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

HANOVER HIGH SCHOOL
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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