Hanover, PA

Hanover profile

Living in Hanover

Hanover is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 15,719 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Hanover is the 62nd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hanover is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hanover is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanover who work in office and administrative support (11.55%), sales jobs (11.39%), and management occupations (7.20%).

The percentage of adults in Hanover who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.30% of the adults in Hanover have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hanover in 2018 was $28,024, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,096 for a family of four. However, Hanover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hanover is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Hanover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hanover residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hanover also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.11% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hanover include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Hanover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.