Hanover, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hanover, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hanover had a population of 15,563 as of July 1, 2016. Hanover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hanover is located at latitude 39.8118 and longitude -76.9836 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hanover (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Borough of Hanover (GNIS ID: 1215748) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hanover: Hickory-Town, McAllister, McAllisters Folly, McAllisters Town, Rogues Harbor, Rogues Resort.

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Hanover, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,563
Population in Households 15,377
Population in Familes 11,265
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density1 4,210
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 6,861
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 3,920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,582 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,279 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 579 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $173,349
Average Home Value $188,533


Median Household Income $44,946
Average Household Income $60,821
Per Capita Income $27,075
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.3%
Households 0.14% 0.23%
Families 0.01% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hanover, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanover to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 98th
Population Density1 # 226 87th
Diversity Index2 # 251 86th
Median Household Income # 1105 37th
Per Capita Income # 630 64th

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