Hanover, New Hampshire

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Dartmouth College's Baker Library is a prominent feature at the center of Hanover

Located on the Connecticut River in the state of New Hampshire, United States, Hanover has a population of 10,850. It best known as the home of Dartmouth College. Hanover borders the towns of Lyme, Lebanon, West Lebanon, Etna, and Norwich, Vermont. Norwich and Hanover share one of the only inter-state school districts in the nation.

Norwich and Hanover are two of the small number of towns that travellers must pass through while hiking the Appalachian trail. Hanover is also the home of the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL).

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History

Prior to its incarnation as Hanover, the town was known as Dresden. In the late 18th century, Dresden was one of a group of neighboring New Hampshire towns that briefly defected to Vermont, when the Republic of Vermont was an independent nation. This status was short-lived, however, as New Hampshire threatened the Republic of Vermont with war, with the aid of the other 12 states, if the towns were not returned. As a result, Vermont rejected the towns' defections, and they were returned to New Hampshire in the US. As an interesting historical note, the name "Dresden" is still used in the Dresden School District, an interstate school district serving both Hanover and Norwich, Vermont. Since 1769, the town has been home to Dartmouth College.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 130.0 km² (50.2 mi²). 127.1 km² (49.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.23% water. The town is located in Grafton County, New Hampshire.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,850 people, 2,832 households, and 1,761 families residing in the town. The population density is 85.3/km² (221.0/mi²). There are 2,989 housing units at an average density of 23.5/km² (60.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 87.98% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.76% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 2.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,832 households out of which 31.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% are married couples living together, 4.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% are non-families. 25.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the town the population is spread out with 15.1% under the age of 18, 37.6% from 18 to 24, 16.6% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $72,470, and the median income for a family is $99,158. Males have a median income of $63,409 versus $35,771 for females. The per capita income for the town is $30,393. 9.1% of the population and 0.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

See also: Hanover (CDP), New Hampshire

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