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Overview

Introduction to Hanover, New Hampshire

Hanover, New Hampshire is 64 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 111 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Grafton County.

Hanover History

Hanover was chartered in 1761. It was named after Hanover, Connecticut. The first settlers of the area arrived in 1765. The Ledyard Free Bridge was constructed in 1859, connecting Hanover and Norwich. The town is located in Grafton County, which was established in 1769 and named in honor of Augustus FitzRoy, the 3rd Duke of Grafton.

Hanover and nearby Attractions

  • Galleria Shopping Center
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Hood Museum of Art
  • Storrs Pond
  • Webster Cottage Museum
  • Quechee State Park

Things To Do In Hanover

The Occom Ski and Skate Center, the Hood Museum of Art and the Webster Cottage Museum are popular destinations. The Appalachian Trail stretches through Hanover. The Storrs Pond Recreation Area includes two separate beaches, picnic tables, tennis courts, a playground and a covered pavilion.

Hanover Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Hanover Higher Education

Dartmouth College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Norwich University, Keene State College and Plymouth State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,371
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+5,042
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married34%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher80.7%
Median Earnings25+$54,267
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$157,974
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work31%
% Using Public Transportation4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,512
Median House Value$490,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
English15.2%
Irish14.7%
German11.7%
Italian8.1%
Scottish6%
Swedish4.1%
Polish4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Canadian2.5%
Dutch1.8%
Russian1.7%
Ukrainian1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
African1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Arab1.1%
Portuguese1%
Greek0.8%
Czech0.7%
Belgian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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Hanover Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 64 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City111 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton County
Standard Zip Codes3755
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude43.702
Longitude-72.29

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)

StationHANOVER
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationLEBANON MUNICIPAL AP
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 29 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationMOUNT SUNAPEE
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canaan3,907$73,654
Cornish1,664$94,000
Enfield4,557$80,556
Lebanon13,528$77,826
Lyme1,754$140,500
Plainfield2,584$90,781

Hanover Public Libraries

Howe Library
13 SOUTH STREET
Hanover, New Hampshire
(603) 643-4120

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Hanover Public Schools

Bernice A. Ray School
26 Reservoir Rd
(603) 643-6655
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Frances C. Richmond School
63 Lyme Rd
(603) 643-6040
Middle
Total Enrollment 400
Hanover High School
41 Lebanon St
(603) 643-3431
High
Total Enrollment 759

Hanover Colleges

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Historic Hanover

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Wilson Library (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

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Wilson Library (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

Bissell Gymnasium (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

Rollins Chapel (Dartmouth College) between 1900 and 1906

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