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West Hanover is a township in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.
The latitude of West Hanover is 40.383N. The longitude is -76.733W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,505.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West Hanover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dauphin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17112 ZIP code.
38% of West Hanover residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Hanover ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Hanover was $21,723, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of West Hanover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Hanover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $534. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,078.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Hanover political report.
The average commute time for West Hanover workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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