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Hanover is a township in Morris County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Hanover. For links to other places called Hanover, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hanover is 40.816N. The longitude is -74.425W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 249 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,898.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hanover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Morris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07981 ZIP code.
12% of Hanover residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hanover ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hanover was $37,661, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Hanover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hanover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,004. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,861.
Libraries in Hanover include Morris County Free Library, Whippanong Library/Hanover Twp ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hanover include Hanover Eagle
Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hanover political report.
The average commute time for Hanover workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hanover between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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