Hanover Township, Lehigh County

Hanover Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Hanover Township was formed from the southern portion of Allen Township by decree of the Bucks County Court in 1798. Its geographic limits at that time included the present area plus that which comprises Hanover Township, Northampton County, and the area immediately south of the current Township to the Lehigh River. This original territory was retained until 1812 when Lehigh County was established and the Township was divided; approximately two-thirds of its area went to Lehigh County and one-third remained in Northampton County.

 

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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.

Geography

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.

Neighboring municipalities
Bethlehem (east)
Allentown (south)
Whitehall Township (west)
Catasauqua (west)
Allen Township, Northampton County (north)
East Allen Township, Northampton County (north-northeast)
Hanover Township, Northampton County (northeast)

Demographics
As of the census[7] 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.

Education

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

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