Introduction to East Hanover, New Jersey

East Hanover, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 4 miles SE of Parsippany, New Jersey and 11 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Newark metro area, East Hanover is home to some 11,393 residents.

East Hanover History

On December 7, 1720, Hanover Township was named after the House of Hanover in Germany. At that time, East Hanover was a part of the township. On March 12, 1928, East Hanover was separated from Hanover Township and was incorporated as an independent township.

East Hanover and nearby Attractions

  • Morris Museum
  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Whippany Railway Museum
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Old Troy County Park

Things To Do In East Hanover

East Hanover includes an indoor amusement park, Funplex. You can also spend your leisure at the shopping centers of East Hanover as well as at the Loews Theater. Wick House Herb Garden is also nearby.

East Hanover Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

East Hanover Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by the College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Caldwell College and Seton Hall University.


Total Population 11,256
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,626
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.5%
Median Earnings25+ $62,286
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,422
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,214


Median Family Income $126,589
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%


People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,381
Median House Value $494,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.9%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 12.1%

East Hanover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07936
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.82
Longitude -74.365

East Hanover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Essex Fells 2,140 $187,500
Florham Park 11,820 $140,326
Livingston 29,617 $155,287
Roseland 5,835 $140,886
West Caldwell 10,903 $120,208

East Hanover Public Libraries

East Hanover Township Free Public Library
East Hanover, New Jersey
(973) 428-3075
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