Hanover, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hanover, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hanover had a population of 15,668 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 15,668
Daytime Population: Workers 11,903
Daytime Population: Residents 7,756
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,659
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 15,482
Population in Familes 11,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density2 4,239
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $47,785
Average Household Income $64,327
Per Capita Income $28,639


Total Housing Units 7,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,620 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,292 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $174,189
Average Home Value $190,483


Total Households 6,912
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 3,951
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.37%
Households 0.22% 0.32%
Families 0.12% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 Density # 221 88th
Diversity Index # 226 87th
Median Household Income # 1075 39th
Per Capita Income # 625 65th

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