New Hanover Township, Pennsylvania

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New Hanover Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,369 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.6 square miles (55.9 km²), all of it land. It consists mainly of rolling hills and valleys and is drained by the Schuylkill River mostly via the Perkiomen Creek. Its villages include Fagleysville, Hoffmansville, Layfield, New Hanover, New Hanover Square, and Sassamansville.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,369 people, 2,532 households, and 2,147 families residing in the township. The population density was 341.3 people per square mile (131.8/km²). There were 2,615 housing units at an average density of 121.1/sq mi (46.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.32% White, 0.31% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 2,532 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.2% were non-families. 12.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.17.

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