Hanover Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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

The population of Hanover Township was 9,563 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.5 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Monocacy Creek and Catasauqua Creek into the Lehigh River. Its villages include Hanoverville, Schoenersville (also in Lehigh County,) Stoke Park, and Westgate Hills.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,563 people, 3,633 households, and 2,782 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,418.2 people per square mile (547.8/km²). There were 3,729 housing units at an average density of 553.0/sq mi (213.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.49% White, 0.94% African American, 0.10% Native American, 3.43% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.48% of the population.

There were 3,633 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

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