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Hanover is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [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 41.2N. The longitude is -75.874W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,214 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,488.
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11% of Hanover residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $16,181, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Hanover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hanover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $784.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hanover political report.
The average commute time for Hanover workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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