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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 2012: $42,015 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Hanover:

$42,015
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,249

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $171,468 (it was $99,100 in 2000)
Hanover:

$171,468
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $227,007; Detached houses: $244,088; Townhouses or other attached units: $298,493; In 2-unit structures: $174,503; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,397; Mobile homes: $136,096

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Hanover races chart
  • White alone - 230 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hanover: 191.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).




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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

For population 15 years and over in Hanover town:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Maine:  3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Hanover town:  1.2% ($1,156)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
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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+: New York, NY (308.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.49 N, Longitude: 70.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Wood products (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Paper (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)

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Average climate in Hanover, Maine

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Tornado activity:

Hanover-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Hanover town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 29.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hanover-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from Hanover center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Hanover:

  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Hanover, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hanover:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 32 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 62 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 64 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • Plymouth State University (about 70 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • University of New England (about 74 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 95 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)
  • Dartmouth College (about 95 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.4. This is about average.
City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

22.9
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.52
U.S.:

3.46
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.59

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

STONY BROOK RECREATION (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-02-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-02-2003), St Boil Water Order (SEP-02-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
STONY BROOK RECREATION (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major 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%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hanover, ME

Hanover compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hanover town (based on Oxford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 20.59%
Here20.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents50.5%14.0%5.4%4.7%3.9%
Congregations10.8%25.7%12.2%6.8%4.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.5%2.1%9.9%
Congregations5.4%2.7%4.1%2.7%25.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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.
State:

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

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.24% ($32,779 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.17% ($34,869)
from York County, ME  0.46% ($29,866)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($290 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.05%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.34% ($29,839 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($27,864)
to York County, ME  0.33% ($27,118)

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:

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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,580
Total average daily truck traffic: 399
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 6,444


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: 10/01/2021
    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 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
    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: 03/07/2008, Expiration Date: 05/19/2018
    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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH A35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 693B , Serial Number: D-1696, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1956
    Registrant (Partnership): Brian D Everett, Po Box 67, Hanover, ME 04237, Other Owners: Danielle W Everett


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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