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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Hanover is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 11,512. Hanover is in Grafton County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Hanover offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Hanover and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Hanover are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$548,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,475
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Hanover Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    86.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    746.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    36%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    51%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Hanover

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$133,672
National
$55,322
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I've lived in or near Hanover most of my adult life, first going to school there, then returning after college to work locally. There is a local teaching hospital and Dartmouth College which between them provide much of the employment in the area. If you are looking for a family-friendly place with easy access to nature, Hanover is top-notch!
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My husband was admitted at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and that's the reason we moved here. Hanover is a very safe city, with a adorable downtown area where you can do some shopping and enjoy some local restaurants. The local supermarkets known as Co-Op are an amazing opportunity to shop organic local produces, dairies and meat. Plus, small town life gives you the opportunity to create strong communities. Dartmouth library offers free craft classes. The Dartmouth green is a beautiful place to have picnic during summer time. The fall foliage brings beautiful rich colors to the city and during winter there is a frozen lake that you can ice skating for free. Hanover is a endearing city, worth visiting.
Nice place to live if you can afford it, but not a lot to do. There are some overhyped and overpriced restaurants and shops in downtown. However, most of the time you will need to go to the neighboring town of Lebanon if you want to find something. The housing prices here are very inflated due to Dartmouth College. The average price for a house here is around 700k. Places that are easily accessible from here are Burlington, Concord, Manchester, and Montreal. If you have a more outdoorsy lifestyle, you will like it in Hanover because there is a lot to do such as cycling, skiing, watersports, etc. The school system here is also very good, and even matches up to private schools in the surrounding area.