West Fairview, Pennsylvania

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West Fairview, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
West Fairview, PA, US.jpg
West Fairview is located in Pennsylvania
West Fairview
West Fairview
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°16′25″N 76°54′59″W / 40.27361°N 76.91639°W / 40.27361; -76.91639Coordinates: 40°16′25″N 76°54′59″W / 40.27361°N 76.91639°W / 40.27361; -76.91639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Township East Pennsboro
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,282
 • Density 3,980/sq mi (1,536.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 17025 (Enola)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-82920
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.[1]

General information[edit]

  • 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).[2] 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.[1]


This former borough is by far the oldest settlement of East Pennsboro Township.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

An alley in the town


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): West Fairview CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.