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Hanson, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Hanson Census Designated Place had a population of 2,161 as of July 1, 2016. Hanson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hanson is located at latitude 42.065 and longitude -70.8498 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Hanson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Hanson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378027) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hanson Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hanson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hanson: North Hanson.

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Hanson, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,161
Population in Households 2,160
Population in Familes 1,957
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,168
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 708
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 580
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 657 (89.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $341,873
Average Home Value $351,408


Median Household Income $92,754
Average Household Income $96,294
Per Capita Income $31,558
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.42%
Households 0.3% 0.42%
Families 0.25% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hanson, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanson to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 183 26th
Population Density1 # 147 41st
Diversity Index2 # 222 10th
Median Household Income # 44 83rd
Per Capita Income # 170 31st

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