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.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,674
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+968
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28%
Median Earnings25+$50,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,444

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,875
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,153
Median House Value$331,700

Ancestry

Irish47.6%
English18%
Italian16.7%
German9.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.6%
Polish7.2%
Swedish6.8%
Portuguese6.1%
Scottish5.4%
Norwegian2.9%
French Except Basque2.4%
Canadian2.2%
Danishn2.1%
Greek1.2%
Lithuanian1.1%
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Hanson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2341
Phone Area Codes3,39,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-70.85

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)

StationBROCKTON
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance11.1 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
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abington16,275$104,676

Hanson Public Libraries

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

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Hanson Public Schools

Hanson Middle School
111 Liberty Street
ZIP: 2341
(781) 618-7575
Middle
Total Enrollment 429
Indian Head
720 Indian Head Street
ZIP: 2341
(781) 618-7065
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Maquan Elementary
38 School Street
ZIP: 2341
(781) 618-7060
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
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