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Hanover, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hanover had a population of 3,262 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hanover is located at latitude 45.1578 and longitude -93.6628 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hanover (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Hanover are located in Wright County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hennepin County.

The City of Hanover (GNIS ID: 2394288) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hanover: City of Hanover.

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Hanover, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,262
Daytime Population: Workers 560
Daytime Population: Residents 1,346
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,906
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 3,261
Population in Familes 2,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 598
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $102,097
Average Household Income $114,395
Per Capita Income $37,023


Total Housing Units 1,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 939 (90.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $302,000
Average Home Value $355,266


Total Households 1,025
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 878
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.33%
Households 1.41% 1.33%
Families 1.17% 1.33%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Hanover, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanover to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 198 78th
Population Density # 438 52nd
Diversity Index # 519 42nd
Median Household Income # 30 97th
Per Capita Income # 108 88th

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