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Welcome to Hanson ...

Hanson is located in Plymouth County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hanson has a population of 10,929 people<2> (see below for details).

Hanson was settled in 1632 and was incorporated in 1820.

Hanson is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hanson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Hanson: (781) & (339)<4>

The ZIP code for Hanson: 02341<5>

Websites for Hanson ...

Official Website: www.ci.hanson.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hanson had an population of 10,929 people. This is an increase of 7.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 853.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hanson had a population of 10,209 people. This makes Hanson the county's 21st most populous community.

The population of Hanson represents 0.16% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,209 people, the population of Hanson increased 790.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,146 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hanson.

Communities Also Named Hanson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Hanson - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas (2), Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hanson.

Communities near Hanson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hanson.

  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Hanson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Hanson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Hanson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,654 people
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  • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Hanson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Hanson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
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      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Hanson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
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    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
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      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Hanson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Norwood [Norfolk County]
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      • Norwood [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Hanson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,737 people
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    • Stoughton [Norfolk County]
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      • Stoughton [Norfolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Hanson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,891 people
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    • Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
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      • Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Hanson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,689 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hanson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hanson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hanson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hanson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hanson. See our Newspapers Page for Hanson.

Adding Hanson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hanson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hanson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hanson on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hanson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Plymouth County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hanson: www.ci.hanson.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hanson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hanson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Hanson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hanson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hanson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hanson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HansonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0754, Longitude: -70.8800    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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