Hanover, NH

Hanover profile

Living in Hanover

Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 11,870 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hanover is the 25th largest community in New Hampshire.

Hanover home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Hanover real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hanover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hanover is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanover who work in teaching (16.96%), management occupations (13.41%), and sales jobs (11.54%).

Also of interest is that Hanover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Hanover telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Hanover is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Hanover area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Hanover maintain a good economy.

For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Hanover. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Hanover.

Overall, Hanover’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hanover spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hanover, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hanover is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 81.79% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hanover in 2018 was $46,870, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,480 for a family of four. However, Hanover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hanover is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hanover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hanover residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hanover include Irish, English, German, Italian, and French.

Hanover also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.35%.

The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.