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Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Hanover Township
Lehigh Valley International Airport
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Elevation 377 ft (114.9 m)
Area 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)
 - land 4.2 sq mi (11 km2)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km2), 0.95%
Population 1,913 (2000)
Density 454.6 / sq mi (175.5 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Hanover Township in Lehigh County
Location of Hanover Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Hanover Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Hanover Township is a suburb of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The township's population was 1,913 at the 2000 census.

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


  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • Public education 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.47%) is water. The Lehigh River drains it and separates it from Whitehall Township.

Highway 22 crosses it east-to-west and interchanges in the township with Airport Road, which extends northeast toward Bath as 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 987 in the village of Schoenersville (also in Northampton County.)

Neighboring municipalities


Aerial photo of ICAO: KABE), Hanover Township, 2005

As of the census[1] 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.

Public education

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


  1. ^ "American FactFinder".  

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