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Welcome to Hanover ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Hanover, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
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 15,730 people<3> (see below for details).
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 within the boundaries of 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 15,730 people. This is an increase of 2.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.22% 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 (which had a count of 14,535 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Hanover.
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.
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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hanover was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Hanover in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Hanover.
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/
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