Hanover, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hanover, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Hanover Census Designated Place had a population of 8,583 as of July 1, 2017. Hanover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hanover is located at latitude 43.7116 and longitude -72.2731 in Grafton County. The formal boundaries for the Hanover Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Grafton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Hanover Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378069) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hanover Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hanover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grafton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hanover, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,583
Daytime Population: Workers 7,578
Daytime Population: Residents 5,291
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.50
Population in Households 4,735
Population in Familes 2,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,848
Population Density2 1,899
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $79,389
Average Household Income $117,373
Per Capita Income $33,192


Total Housing Units 2,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 998 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,065 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 254 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $461,404
Average Home Value $527,430


Total Households 2,063
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 983
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.01%
Households -0.21% -0.05%
Families -0.45% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Hanover, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanover to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 80th
Population Density # 8 93rd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 7 94th
Per Capita Income # 33 67th

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