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East Hanover is a township in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named East Hanover. For links to other places called East Hanover, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of East Hanover is 40.416N. The longitude is -76.7W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,322.
Sections below provide additional information and links about East Hanover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dauphin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17028 ZIP code.
34% of East Hanover residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the East Hanover ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in East Hanover was $23,296, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of East Hanover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in East Hanover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $443. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,284.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our East Hanover political report.
The average commute time for East Hanover workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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