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Welcome to Hanover ...

Hanover is located in York County<1>.

When the people of Hanover refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hanoverian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hanover has a population of 15,719 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hanover.

Hanover is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Hanover is located in the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Hanover: 17331<5>

Websites for Hanover ...

Official Website:   www.borough.hanover.pa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hanoverchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hanover had an population of 15,719 people. This is an increase of 2.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hanover had a population of 15,289 people. This makes Hanover the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hanover represents 0.12% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,289 people, the population of Hanover increased 5.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,535 people).

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

Adding Hanover to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hanover 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 Hanover was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hanover on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

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

Communities Also Named Hanover ...

While we believe that this Hanover is located in York County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Hanover. Those communities are located in the following counties: Luzerne and Northampton County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 39 communities that are also named Hanover - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Connecticut (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York, Ohio (4), Ontario, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Hanover ...

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

  • York [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Hanover
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,932 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<7>
  • Westminster [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Hanover
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,640 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<7>
  • Gettysburg [Adams County]
  • Taneytown [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taneytown
    • Taneytown [Carroll County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Hanover
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taneytown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taneytown<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hampstead [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Hanover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,401 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead<7>
    • Manchester [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Hanover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<7>
    • West York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West York
      • West York [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Hanover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West York have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West York<7>
    • Littlestown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlestown
      • Littlestown [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Hanover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlestown<7>
    • Dallastown [York County]
    • Shrewsbury [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
      • Shrewsbury [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Hanover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shrewsbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shrewsbury<7>

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 Hanover. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hanover.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hanover. 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 Hanover.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hanover. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hanover.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hanover ...

Looking for more information about Hanover? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hanover, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hanover.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About York County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hanover: www.borough.hanover.pa.us/

The official website for York County: www.york-county.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hanover refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hanover may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hanover.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hanover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Hanover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hanover 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 from Point A (ie- Hanover) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hanover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HanoverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8004, Longitude: -76.9832    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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