Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Hanover Township
Lehigh Valley International Airport
Location in Lehigh County
Location in Lehigh County
Hanover Township is located in Pennsylvania
Hanover Township
Hanover Township
Location in Pennsylvania
Hanover Township is located in the United States
Hanover Township
Hanover Township
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°38′30″N 75°27′29″W / 40.64167°N 75.45806°W / 40.64167; -75.45806Coordinates: 40°38′30″N 75°27′29″W / 40.64167°N 75.45806°W / 40.64167; -75.45806
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.24 sq mi (10.97 km2)
 • Land4.21 sq mi (10.89 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
377 ft (115 m)
 • Total1,571
 • Estimate 
 • Density377.56/sq mi (145.78/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-077-32400

Hanover Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,571,[2] down from 1,913 at the 2000 census. Hanover Township is a suburb of Allentown and Bethlehem, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

Hanover Township is best known as the home of Lehigh Valley International Airport, which serves the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), or 0.71%, are water.[1] The Lehigh River drains it and separates it from Whitehall Township.

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The township has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and the hardiness zone is 6b.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,588[3]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,913 people, 892 households, and 498 families residing in the township. The population density was 454.6 people per square mile (175.4/km2). There were 937 housing units at an average density of 222.7 per square mile (85.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.15% White, 5.54% African American, 0.05% Native American, 4.70% Asian, 1.99% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.12% of the population.

There were 892 households, out of which 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the township the population was spread out, with 18.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,061, and the median income for a family was $41,680. Males had a median income of $31,848 versus $27,014 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,265. About 4.0% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


The township is served by the Catasauqua Area School District. Its high school, for grades nine through 12, is Catasauqua High School.


U.S. Route 22 crosses the township east-to-west and interchanges in the township with Airport Road, which extends northeast toward Bath as Pennsylvania Route 987 and south into Allentown. Other local roads of note include Catasauqua Road, Dauphin Street, Irving Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Postal Road, Race Street, and Schoenersville Road (pronounced "SHAY-nerz-vil.") The latter two meet Route 987 in the village of Schoenersville on the border with Northampton County.

Lehigh Valley International Airport is in Hanover Township.


  1. ^ Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. the highest and lowest temperature readings during an entire month or year) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010.
  2. ^ Official records for Allentown were kept at Allentown Gas Company from March 1922 to December 1943, and at Lehigh Valley Int'l since January 1944. For more information, see ThreadEx.


  1. ^ a b "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Hanover township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  5. ^ "Station Name: PA ALLENTOWN LEHIGH VALLEY INTL AP". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  6. ^ "WMO Climate Normals for ALLENTOWN/A.-BETHLEHEM, PA 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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