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Hanover Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Hanover Township
Hillman State Park also known at Bavington Game Lands
Hillman State Park also known at Bavington Game Lands
Location of Hanover Township in Washington County
Location of Hanover Township in Washington County
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington County
 • Total 47.6 sq mi (123 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,795
 • Density 59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Hanover Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,795 at the 2000 census. Hillman State Park, a Pennsylvania state park and the First Niagara Pavilion concert venue are located in Hanover Township.


  • History 1
  • Villages of Hanover Township 2
  • Surrounding communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Townships 3.2
  • Geography 4
  • Demographics 5
  • References 6


The Devil's Den, McClurg Covered Bridge, Jackson's Mill Covered Bridge, Lyle Covered Bridge and Ralston Freeman Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Villages of Hanover Township

Bavington (also in Smith Township), Florence, Murdocksville, Paris

Surrounding communities


Weirton, West Virginia


Jefferson, Robinson, Smith, Findlay (Allegheny County), Hanover (Beaver County)


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.6 square miles (123 km2), of which, 47.6 square miles (123 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.08%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,795 people, 1,080 households, and 815 families residing in the township. The population density was 58.8 people per square mile (22.7/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 23.6/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.53% White, 0.61% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 1,080 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,563, and the median income for a family was $51,014. Males had a median income of $40,993 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,722. About 6.8% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder".  
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