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Welcome to Hanover ...

Hanover is located in York County.

When the people of Hanover refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hanoverian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hanover has a population of 15,607 people<2> (see below for details).

Hanover is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Hanover: (717)

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hanover had an population of 15,607 people. This is an increase of 2.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.38% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Hanover ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Hampstead (MD)   [Map]   6,357   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Manchester (MD)   [Map]   4,834   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Taneytown (MD)   [Map]   6,789   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Westminster (MD)   [Map]   18,593   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dallastown   [Map]   3,823   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gettysburg   [Map]   7,633   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hanover. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hanover. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hanover:

Websites for Hanover ...

Official Website:   www.borough.hanover.pa.us/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.hanoverchamber.com/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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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: www.state.pa.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hanover.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hanover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Hanover. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hanover. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hanover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8115, Longitude: -76.9889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hanover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 16 Oct 2018
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