Hanover, Maine

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Population in 2010: 238.
Population change since 2000: -5.2%
Males: 123  (51.7%)
Females: 115  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

50.0 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04237.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,532 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Hanover:

$49,532
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,115 (it was $21,458 in 2000)

Hanover town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $179,957 (it was $99,100 in 2000)
Hanover:

$179,957
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $173,293; detached houses: $192,090; townhouses or other attached units: $139,852; in 2-unit structures: $157,742; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,188; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,625; mobile homes: $62,058; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $25,813
March 2019 cost of living index in Hanover: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Hanover, ME (2010)
    • 23096.6%White alone
    • 41.7%Hispanic
    • 31.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone

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Ancestries: English (19.5%), French Canadian (16.7%), French (11.6%), German (7.2%), Irish (7.2%), Dutch (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/14/1843

Elevation: 635 feet

Land area: 7.04 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Hanover, Maine map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hanover town:

1.2% ($1,156)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (61.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (151.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (298.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Newry, ME (2.2 miles ),
Bethel, ME (2.5 miles ),
Andover, ME (3.1 miles ),
Rumford, ME (3.1 miles ),
Greenwood, ME (3.2 miles ),
Woodstock, ME (3.2 miles ),
Mexico, ME (3.3 miles ),
Roxbury, ME (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 44.49 N, Longitude: 70.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Hanover, ME in 2017
Hanover satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hanover, ME residents
Average permit cost in Hanover, ME
Most common industries in Hanover, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.7%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Wood products (6.7%)
  • Paper (5.2%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.8%)
  • Wood products (13.0%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.0%)
  • Paper (10.1%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (23.1%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Hanover, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (14.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Top executives (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.8%)
  • Engineers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Registered nurses (7.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.2%)

Average climate in Hanover, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hanover, Maine average temperatures Hanover, Maine average precipitation Hanover, Maine humidity Hanover, Maine wind speed Hanover, Maine snowfall Hanover, Maine sunshine Hanover, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2014 was 47.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2014 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Hanover-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.2 miles away from Hanover center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.5 miles away from Hanover center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oxford County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hanover topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hanover:

  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)
  • DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DIXFIELD, ME)
  • LEDGEVIEW LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WEST PARIS, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hanover:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 32 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 48 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 48 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 62 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 64 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Plymouth State University (about 70 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of New England (about 74 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Stony Brook Recreation Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hanover Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Howard Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Brook (A), Meadow Brook (B), Pond Stream (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Oxford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hanover and their reported violations in the past:

STONY BROOK RECREATION- HALL (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2011)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
STONY BROOK RECREATION- STORE (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

54.3%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.3%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.2%
Whole state:

10.9%

For population 15 years and over in Hanover:

Marital status in Hanover, ME
  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Hanover:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hanover, ME (based on Oxford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7087
Mainline Protestant3,08545
Evangelical Protestant3,04537
Other71914
None47,276-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Oxford County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Oxford County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Oxford County:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($32,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.19% ($36,805)
from York County, ME  0.54% ($32,443)


5.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.18% ($36,929 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.06% ($36,518)
to York County, ME  0.46% ($31,327)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hanover:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMOU (1230 AM; 1 kW; BERLIN, NH; Owner: JERICHO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hanover:

  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WOXO-FM (92.7 FM; NORWAY, ME; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hanover:

  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W04BS (Channel 4; BETHEL, ETC., ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Hanover fatal accident list:

Mar 14, 2014 03:40 PM, Us-2/Sr-5 Main St, Lat: 44.486850, Lon: -70.749611, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 14, 2013 08:45 AM, Us-2, Lat: 44.484778, Lon: -70.725742, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 6, 2004 06:57 AM, Us-2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 21, 1989 01:25 PM, 71457146, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • / 0.1mTotal length
  • 3,395Total average daily traffic
  • 169Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,803Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Black Mountain 6 Miles Ne Of Hanover (Lat: 44.583667 Lon: -70.637556), Call Sign: KNKN659
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BLACK MTN, 6 Mi Ne Hanover (Lat: 44.583667 Lon: -70.637556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WMQ733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2019, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: AF1L, Licensee ID: L00150083, Grant Date: 03/06/2018, Expiration Date: 05/19/2028, Registrant: David S Worcester, Hanover, ME 04237-0044
  • Call Sign: KB1ARD, Licensee ID: L00165230, Grant Date: 02/12/2013, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Registrant: Gretchen K Anderson, Hanover, ME 04237-0041

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hanover, ME
  • 72.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.1%Wood
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hanover, ME
  • 70.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.6%Wood
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Hanover compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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