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Hanson is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after Alexander Conte Hanson, Maryland newspaper publisher

The latitude of Hanson is 42.075N. The longitude is -70.88W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,495.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$62,687
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hanson demographic reports
19th-century economy was based on lumbering, cranberries and shingles

Cranberry packing house built here eventually became Ocean Spray Corp

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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5% of Hanson residents report German ancestry, and 31% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hanson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hanson was $23,727, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Hanson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hanson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $600.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,352.


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The average commute time for Hanson workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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