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Overview

Introduction to North Hanover, New Jersey

North Hanover, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 13 miles SE of Trenton, New Jersey and 30 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

North Hanover History

North Hanover was formed from portions of the New Hanover Township, and was officially incorporated on April 12, 1905. On March 4, 1918, Wrightstown was created from parts of North Hanover. The township consists primarily of agricultural land where a variety of field crops are raised. The farms in the area also breed thoroughbred race horses.

North Hanover and nearby Attractions

  • New Jersey State Museum
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Kuser Farm Mansion
  • Lebanon State Forest
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In North Hanover

The New Egypt Historical Society Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, the Old Barracks Museum, the Kuser Farm Mansion, and Pennsbury Manor are some of the museums and historic sites located near North Hanover. The PAWS Farm Nature Center offers nature education and also showcases farm life and wildlife exhibits. Princeton Battlefield State Park, which is the site of a Revolutionary War battle, now features lawns and nature trails. Washington Crossing State Park, another popular destination in the area, has a museum and an interpretive center. Visitors can also enjoy picnicking, fishing and hiking here.

North Hanover Transportation

Air transportation is available from Atlantic City International Airport.

North Hanover Higher Education

Arcadia University, Brookdale Community College, and Bryn Mawr College are some of the colleges located near North Hanover.

People

Total Population 7,659
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 7.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,433
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 64.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $39,260
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,857
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,440

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,995
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,800
Median House Value $246,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 17.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Hanover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles SE of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08562
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.06
Longitude -74.6

North 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 PEMBERTON
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Station INDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Jacobstown (08562)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allentown 1,888 $113,362
Chesterfield 7,704 $142,500
Pemberton 27,884 $72,300
Plumsted 8,465 $104,057
Upper Freehold 6,890 $130,449
Wrightstown 821 $44,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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