West Fairview, Pennsylvania
|West Fairview, Pennsylvania|
|• Total||0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)|
|• Land||0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||360 ft (110 m)|
|• Density||3,980/sq mi (1,536.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|ZIP codes||17025 (Enola)|
|GNIS feature ID||1191019|
West Fairview, formerly a borough, is now a census-designated place (CDP) located along the Susquehanna River in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 1,282.
- Zip code: 17025 (Enola post office)
- Area code: 717
West Fairview is located on the eastern edge of Cumberland County and East Pennsboro Township at 40.273538° North, 76.916346° West (40.273538, -76.916346). It is on the west shore of the Susquehanna River facing Harrisburg, the state capital. It occupies a hilly peninsula of land between the Susquehanna to the east and Conodoguinet Creek to the south and west. U.S. Route 11/15 runs north-to-south through West Fairview, and Route 944 has its eastern terminus there on 11/15.
According to the United States Census Bureau, West Fairview has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.87 km2), of which 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 3.76%, is water.
This former borough is by far the oldest settlement of East Pennsboro Township. The merger of the former borough with East Pennsboro Township was spearheaded by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Portzline of West Fairview. The couple and other citizens were interested in the pursuit of greater cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and improvement in the delivery of local governmental services. The merger has become a model used by other communities across the state.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to West Fairview, Pennsylvania.|
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): West Fairview CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.