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Hanover is a town located in Jefferson County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,834. Hanover College is located here. Hanover is also the home of Southwestern High School.
Hanover is located at 38°42'53" North, 85°28'19" West (38.714748, -85.471917).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,834 people, 1,068 households, and 760 families residing in the town. The population density is 521.1/km² (1,349.2/mi²). There are 1,144 housing units at an average density of 210.3/km² (544.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.58% White, 2.05% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,068 households out of which 37.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% are married couples living together, 16.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $37,944, and the median income for a family is $42,574. Males have a median income of $30,000 versus $23,384 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,520. 8.5% of the population and 5.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.8% of those under the age of 18 and 2.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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