Hanover is a city in Wright and Hennepin counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 2,938 at the 2010 census. Hanover is mainly located within Wright County; only a small part of the city extends into Hennepin County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.59 square miles (14.48 km); 5.45 square miles (14.12 km) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km) is water. County Road 19 serves as a main route in the city.
Hanover is located along the Crow River. The river flows through the Downtown River District, and serves as the boundary line between Hennepin and Wright counties.
Nearby places include St. Michael, Albertville, Rogers, Maple Grove, Corcoran, Greenfield, Rockford, Buffalo and Montrose.
The singer and Minnesota native Bob Dylan used to own a ranch near Hanover in Hennepin County.
At the 2010 census, there were 2,938 people, 926 households and 807 families residing in the city. The population density was 539.1 per square mile (208.1/km). There were 950 housing units at an average density of 174.3 per square mile (67.3/km). The racial makeup was 96.0% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.
There were 926 households of which 56.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 12.9% were non-families. 9.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.36.
The median age was 32.5 years. 34.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 3.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.
At the 2000 census, of there were 1,355 people, 440 households and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.0 per square mile (107.0/km²). There were 456 housing units at an average density of 93.2 per square mile (36.0/km²). The racial makeup was 98.75% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.
There were 440 households of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.4% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.38.
33.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age onr older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.
The median household income was $73,667 and the median family income was $79,809. Males had a median income of $47,462 and females $32,452. The per capita income was $27,826. About 0.8% of families and 0.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.
Hanover Minnesota neighborhoods include: Bridges of Hanover, Crow Hassan Park, Rolling and Esterly Oaks, Schendels Field