Trufant Real Estate

Hanson, MA Town Information

Hanson is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,209 at the 2010 census.[1]

 

Hanson, like many towns in central Plymouth County, is dominated by lakes, rivers and swamps. The largest ponds include Oldham Pond along the Pembroke town line, Indian Head Pond (the source of Indian Head Brook) just south of Oldham Pond, Maquan Pond, located east of the center of the town, and Wampatuck Pond, located in the center of the town. In addition to Indian Head Brook, the town has several other brooks and rivers, including the Shumatuscacant River and Poor Meadow Brook to the west, and White Oak Brook to the south. To the north of town lies the Little Cedar Swamp, along Indian Head Brook. There is a small town forest and two camps, Rainbow Camp and Camp Kiwanee, within the town as well. Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area lies mainly in the section of town called Burrage or South Hanson. About half of the 1,625 acres (7 km2) are in Hanson, the other half in Halifax.

 

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 9,495 people, 3,123 households, and 2,545 families residing in the town. The population density was 632.5 people per square mile (244.2/kmē). There were 3,178 housing units at an average density of 211.7 per square mile (81.7/kmē).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

Image: "Hanson Town Hall" by T.S. Custadio ToddC4176 22:09, 12 March 2007 (UTC) - self-made. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia.