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Overview

Introduction to Hanson, Massachusetts

Hanson, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 7 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 21 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Hanson History

Officially incorporated in 1820, Hanson was named in honor of the U.S. Senator and newspaper publisher, Alexander Contee Hanson. Mills began operating in the nineteenth century, but in earlier days, farming and bog iron were the major industrial activities. Recently, cranberry farming has gained popularity. Dominated by lakes, rivers and swamps, Hanson is one of the inland towns of Massachusetts.

Hanson and Nearby Attractions

  • Adams National Historic Site
  • Carson Beach
  • Ames Nowell State Park
  • Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
  • Myles Standish State Forest

Things To Do In Hanson

The area a variety of museums which cater many types. Kids may enjoy a learning experience at the Boston Children's Museum whereas those interested in art may visit the Museum of Fine Arts or the Fuller Museum of Art. A leisurely stroll across the Franklin Park or Ames Nowell State Park can also be relaxing. The revamped Carson Beach is a ideal for swimming.

Hanson Transportation

Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Hanson Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Massasoit Community College, Bridgewater State College and Quincy College.

People

Total Population 1,772
Male Share of the Population 56.9%
Female Share of the Population 43.1%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 896
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 68.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,141
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,357
Median House Value $339,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
US/American 0%
English 16.8%
Irish 43.7%

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

Hanson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02341
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02350
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.075
Longitude -70.88

Hanson 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 BROCKTON
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Monponsett (02350)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abington 16,112 $93,355
East Bridgewater 14,113 $102,569
Hanover 14,226 $123,026
Pembroke 18,081 $105,128
Rockland 17,663 $78,243
Whitman 14,715 $90,088

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

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Hanson Public Library
132 MAQUAN ST.
Hanson, Massachusetts
(781) 293-2151

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