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Hanson, Massachusetts
Census-designated place
Town Hall
Town Hall
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,118
 • Density 1,009/sq mi (385/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 02341, 02350
Area code(s) 781
FIPS code 25-28460
GNIS feature ID 0613516

Hanson is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Hanson in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,118 at the 2010 census.


Hanson is located at 42°4′2″N 70°51′1″W / 42.06722°N 70.85028°W / 42.06722; -70.85028 (42.067413, -70.850524).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²), of which 4.8 km² (1.9 mi²) is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) (11.79%) is water.


See also: List of Massachusetts locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,044 people, 652 households, and 560 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 422.0/km² (1,092.8/mi²). There were 661 housing units at an average density of 136.5/km² (353.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.99% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.29% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 652 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $64,896, and the median income for a family was $71,250. Males had a median income of $47,760 versus $28,098 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,433. About 1.1% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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