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Overview

Introduction to Hanover, Pennsylvania

Hanover, Pennsylvania is 34 miles NW of Towson, Maryland (center to center) and 39 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland. The town is located in York county, it is part of the York metro area.

Hanover History

In 1727, an Irish noble man, John Digges, purchased land which included the area known as Hanover. At that time, the area was called Digges Choice. A group of Catholics initiated a settlement in 1730, that was known as the Conewego Settlement. Hanover was settled in 1730, when settlers from Pennsylvania and Maryland arrived. The community, which was named after a city in Germany, was the venue of a Civil War battle in 1863. Hanover was incorporated in 1815.

Hanover and Nearby Attractions

  • Codorus State Park
  • Faloon's Family Fun Center
  • Lincoln Speedway
  • National Apple Museum
  • Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Indian Echo Caverns

Things To Do In Hanover

There are several attractions and places of interest near Hanover. Some of the popular destinations are Hershey Park, Williams Grove Amusement Park, Cylburn Arboretum, and the National Aquarium. Places of historic interest include Gates House & Plough Tavern and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Activities like fishing, boating, swimming, and horseback riding may be enjoyed at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Museums such as the National Apple Museum, the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, and the National Watch and Clock Museum may also be visited.

Hanover Transportation

Harrisburg International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Hanover Higher Education

The closest colleges to Hanover include York College of Pennsylvania, Mount Saint Mary's College, Gettysburg College, and Carroll Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,429
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+7,511
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,846
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,232
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,283

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,990
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$801
Median House Value$152,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.2%
Irish13.1%
English8.2%
Italian5.2%
German2.6%
Polish2%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.1%
Swedish0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Austrian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Russian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Hanover Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes17331
Company Zip Codes17332, 17333, 17334, 17335
Phone Area Codes717
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.81
Approximate Longitude-76.98

Hanover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHANOVER
Distance0 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.2 inches
StationEISENHOWER NATL HIS SITE
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationBIGLERVILLE
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip44 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbottstown926$60,179
East Berlin1,563$74,000
Littlestown4,449$63,542
McSherrystown3,052$57,672
New Oxford2,256$54,821
Spring Grove2,358$65,208

Hanover Public Libraries

Guthrie Memorial Library - Hanover's Public Library
2 LIBRARY PLACE
Hanover, Pennsylvania
(717) 632-5183

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Hanover Hospitals

Hanover Hospital
(Non-profit)
300 Highland Avenue
(717) 637-3711

Hanover Public Schools

Baresville El Sch
135 Sanford Ave
ZIP: 17331
(717) 633-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Clearview El Sch
801 Randolph St
ZIP: 17331
(717) 637-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Conewago Twp El Sch
1189 W Elm Ave
ZIP: 17331
(717) 624-2157
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Hanover Ms
300 Keagy Ave
ZIP: 17331
(717) 637-9000
Middle
Total Enrollment 485
Hanover Shs
401 Moul Ave
ZIP: 17331
(717) 637-9000
High
Total Enrollment 421
Hanover Street El Sch
101 East Hanover Street
ZIP: 17331
(717) 637-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Markle Intrmd Sch
225 Bowman Rd
ZIP: 17331
(717) 633-4840
Middle
Total Enrollment 967
Park Hills El Sch
137 W Granger St
ZIP: 17331
(717) 633-4880
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
South Western Shs
200 Bowman Rd
ZIP: 17331
(717) 633-4807
High
Total Enrollment 1227
Washington El Sch
301 Moul Avenue
ZIP: 17331
(717) 637-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
West Manheim El Sch
2000 Baltimore Pike
ZIP: 17331
(717) 633-4890
Primary
Total Enrollment 600

Hanover Private Schools

Hanover Mennonite School
High St
ZIP: 17331
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Hope Christian School Of Hanover
6450 Hope Way
ZIP: 17331
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 71
Missionary Bible Baptist Academy
920 Beck Mill Rd
ZIP: 17331
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School
55 Basilica Dr
ZIP: 17331
Elementary
Total Enrollment 262
St Joseph School
236 Baltimore St
ZIP: 17331
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
The Shepherd's Fold
603 Wilson Ave
ZIP: 17331
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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