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Overview

Introduction to Hanover, Massachusetts

Hanover, Massachusetts is 9 miles SE of Weymouth, Massachusetts and 21 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Plymouth County. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Hanover History

Hanover was fist settled in 1649 by English settlers. Farmer William Barstow was the first to build a bridge along the North River. Originally, it was a part of the town of Scituate. The town of Hanover was officially incorporated on June 14, 1727. It was named after the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain, King George I.

Hanover and nearby Attractions

  • Plymouth Rock
  • Plymouth Plantation
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Child's Play Museum

Things To Do In Hanover

Hanover has a number of open spaces and woodlands where you can enjoy a day trip with your family. Summer and winter recreational facilities are also available. You can even enjoy several water sports in the town including fishing, boating and swimming. Hanover also includes many shopping centers and restaurants.

Hanover Transportation

The area is served by Boston Logan International Airport.

Hanover Higher Education

Massasoit Community College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,332
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+6,906
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married62.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.6%
Median Earnings25+$62,043
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,503

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,620
% Above Poverty Level96.5%
% Below Poverty Level3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone20.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,143
Median House Value$444,500

Ancestry

Irish39.8%
Italian24.7%
English13.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.8%
German7.6%
Polish5%
French Except Basque3.6%
Canadian3.2%
Scottish2.9%
Portuguese2.2%
Swedish2%
Greek0.9%
Russian0.9%
Brazilian0.8%
US/American0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Arab0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Hanover Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2339
Company Zip Codes2340
Phone Area Codes781, 339
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.11
Approximate Longitude-70.81

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)

StationHINGHAM
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hanson1,757$118,750
Marshfield4,663$111,912
Norwell10,845$126,016
Pembroke18,166$106,763
Rockland17,725$84,090
Whitman14,767$92,348

Hanover Public Libraries

John Curtis Free Library
534 HANOVER ST.
Hanover, Massachusetts
(781) 826-2972

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Hanover Public Schools

Hanover Middle
45 Whiting Street
ZIP: 2339
(781) 871-1122
Middle
Total Enrollment 876
Hanover High
287 Cedar Street
ZIP: 2339
(781) 878-5450
High
Total Enrollment 790
Sylvester
495 Hanover Street
ZIP: 2339
(781) 826-3844
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Center Elementary
65 Silver Street
ZIP: 2339
(781) 826-2631
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
So Shore Vocational Technical High
476 Webster Street
ZIP: 2339
(781) 878-8822
High
Total Enrollment 599
Cedar Elementary
265 Cedar Street
ZIP: 2339
(781) 878-7228
Primary
Total Enrollment 417

Hanover Private Schools

Cardinal Cushing Centers
405 Washington St
ZIP: 2339
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 118
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