East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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East Hanover Township,
Dauphin County,
Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Hanover Township
Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Hanover Township
Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Settled 1717
Incorporated 1842
 • Type Board of Commissioners
 • Total 39.9 sq mi (103 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,322
 • Density 133.4/sq mi (51.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

East Hanover Township is a township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,322 at the 2000 census. As of the 2005 census estimate, the population was 5,419.


Hanover Township of Dauphin County was divided into East Hanover, West Hanover, and South Hanover townships. When Lebanon County was formed in 1813, East Hanover Township was partitioned to form East Hanover Township, Lebanon County.

The John Todd House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103 km2), of which, 39.9 square miles (103 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.05%) is water.

Unincorporated communities and census-designated places in East Hanover Township.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,322 people, 1,966 households, and 1,527 families residing in the township. The population density was 133.4 people per square mile (51.5/km²). There were 2,043 housing units at an average density of 51.2/sq mi (19.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.96% White, 0.71% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 1,966 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,009, and the median income for a family was $60,674. Males had a median income of $38,004 versus $25,196 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,296. About 2.1% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°25′00″N 76°41′59″W / 40.41667°N 76.69972°W / 40.41667; -76.69972