Hanover New Hampshire Community Profile

Hanover new hampshire community profile
Hanover, NH
Community Contact Town of Hanover
Julia N. Griffin, Town Manager
PO Box 483
Hanover, NH 03755

Telephone (603) 643-0701
Fax (603) 643-1720
E-mail TownMgr@HanoverNH.org
Web Site www.hanovernh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 5
State Representative
Grafton County District 9
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: Granted in 1761, the town was named for Hanover Parish, the home parish of settlers from Lisbon, Connecticut. In 1769, Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, received a charter for a college to educate Native Americans, an expansion of the Charity School he had established in Connecticut. The college was named for William Legge, Second Earl of Dartmouth, a supporter of the Reverend's efforts. In 1771, Governor John Wentworth, upon petition from Reverend Wheelock, chartered 300 acres between Hanover and Lebanon for Dartmouth College. The land chartered to the college was for a time known as Dresden, one of 16 towns involved in a border dispute with Vermont. Today, the name Dresden is that of the local school district, a bi-state district including towns from both sides of the Connecticut River.

Villages and Place Names: Etna, Hanover, Hanover Center, Dartmouth College

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,380 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Hanover, including resident students, totaled 4,596 over 50 years, from 6,259 in 1950 to 10,855 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 18 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2006 Census estimate for Hanover was 11,151 residents, which ranked 27th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 227.1 persons per square mile of land area. Hanover contains 49.1 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007-2008 $20,812,321
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1931/07
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Trust Funds; Library; Town Clerk
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation

Public Library Howe; Hanover Town

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 3 miles 396
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 7 miles 32

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Connecticut Valley; National Grid; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hanover Water Co.

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Curbside

Telephone Company G-4; Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.21
2006 Equalization Ratio 78.2
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.51

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
79.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
19.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 3,121
   
2006 Single-Family Units 2,217
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Multi-Family Units 898
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
13
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 6
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 11,151 85,336
2000 10,855 81,826
1990 9,186 74,998
1980 9,119 65,806
1970 8,494 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
5,401
Female
5,449

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
334
Age 5 to 19
2,862
Age 20 to 34
3,331
Age 35 to 54
2,148
Age 55 to 64
699
Age 65 and over
1,476
Median Age
22.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
96.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
77.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $30,393
Median 4-person family income $99,158
Median household income $72,470

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$63,409
Female
$35,771

Families below the poverty level 0.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
4,645 5,587
Employed
4,589 5,439
Unemployed
56 148
Unemployment Rate
1.2% 2.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
940 1,211
Average Weekly Wage
$683 $1,138
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
6,879 7,587
Average Weekly Wage
$624 $1,092
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
7,819 8,799
Average Weekly Wage
$631 $1,098
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
741 796
Average Weekly Wage
$697 $982
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
8,559 9,594
Average Weekly Wage
$637 $1,089
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hanover operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Dresden Cooperative (Hanover NH and Norwich VT) District: SAU 70
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Career and Technical Center, White River Junction VT Region: 07

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
482 422 728
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 12 Total Capacity: 375
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Dartmouth College Education 3,200 1769
Hypertherm Plasma arch cutting 400 1968
Dartmouth Printing Co. Printing 242 1938
Dimatix Inkjet print heads 130 1984
Town of Hanover Municipal services 130 1761
Trumbull Nelson Construction Co. Construction 120
Hanover Inn Lodging 112 1780
Creare Research & development services 83 1969
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 10, 10A, 120
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 13; I-89, Exit 18
         Distance 1 mile; 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lebanon Municipal
Runway
5,496 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 6 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
76 miles
Portland, ME
161 miles
Boston, MA
126 miles
New York City, NY
268 miles
Montreal, Quebec
189 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
46.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.4%
Public transportation
1.1%
Walked
33.2%
Other Means
3.4%
Worked at home
7.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 13.9 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
66%
Commuting to another NH community
29%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Dartmouth Skiway
   
Other: Hood Museum of Art; Hopkins Center
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/05/07

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