North Hanover, New Jersey

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North Hanover, New Jersey

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. About 7,347 people live in North Hanover.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% North Hanover Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% North Hanover Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 13% North Hanover Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% North Hanover Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% North Hanover Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of North Hanover, New Jersey

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 5
Median Family Income 5 1
People in Middle Class or Better 5 1
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 6 2
Short Commute Times 5 9


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 9 8

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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North Hanover Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,347 100%
Male 3,682 50.1%
Female 3,665 49.9%
Under 18 2,468 33.6%
18+ 4,879 66.4%
65+ 452 6.2%
Median Age 28.7
Average Family Size 3.29
White 5,924 80.6%
African-American 805 11%
Asian 156 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 35 0.5%
Other 160 2.2%
Mixed Race 263 3.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 423 5.8%

Estimated North Hanover Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,602
Growth 255
Growth % 3.5%

North 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
German 14.6%
Irish 13.1%
Italian 12.2%
English 8.1%
US/American 7.3%
Polish 5.6%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Hungarian 1.2%
French Canadian 1.1%
Ukrainian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Scottish 0.9%
European 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Guyanese 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
British 0.2%
Barbadian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Hanover 7,347 $45,553
Allentown 1,882 $79,843
Chesterfield 5,955 $91,267
Pemberton 1,210 $48,500
Plumsted 7,275 $62,255
Upper Freehold 4,282 $78,334
Wrightstown 748 $29,375
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