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Hanover is a borough in York County, in the York-Hanover metro area.

The community was named for the city in Germany
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Hanover. For links to other places called Hanover, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Hanover is 39.800N. The longitude is -76.983W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,835.


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Median household income
Local
$35,536
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hanover demographic reports
Hanover is on the Maryland border
Former and merged names include:
· McAllister's Town
· Hickory Town
Civil War battle was fought here in 1863
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rita Mae Brown, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Nearby parks & recreation: Codorus State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: When you're looking for the famous Utz potato chips, say "Ootz." Locals are known as Hanoverians
Quotes:
It's hard to stay lost for long in Hanover, a town of fifteen thousand, and harder still when your destination is the factory of Utz Quality Foods.
-- States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic
Jonathan Yardley

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45% of Hanover residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hanover ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hanover was $20,516, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Hanover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hanover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $964.


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Libraries in Hanover include Hanover Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hanover include Evening Sun

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York County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hanover political report.

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The average commute time for Hanover workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hanover between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Hanover include Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Howard Johnson Inn, Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other PA communities named Hanover:
  �Beaver County township
  �Lehigh County township
  �Luzerne County township
  �Northampton County township
  �Washington County township

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“ It's hard to stay lost for long in Hanover, a town of fifteen thousand, and harder still when your destination is the factory of Utz Quality Foods. ”
~ States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic
Jonathan Yardley

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