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New Hanover Township
Long Meadow Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
Long Meadow Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
Location of New Hanover Township in Montgomery County
Location of New Hanover Township in Montgomery County
Location of PA in the United States
Location of PA in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Established 1741
 • Total 21.68 sq mi (56.2 km2)
 • Land 21.68 sq mi (56.2 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
427 ft (130 m)
 • Total 10,939
 • Estimate 
 • Density 504.57/sq mi (194.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 610, 484 and 215, 267 and 445

New Hanover Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,939 at the 2010 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, Frederick (also in Upper Frederick Township,) Hoffmansville, Layfield, New Hanover, New Hanover Square, and Sassamansville (also in Douglass Township.) Its numbered routes are 73 east-to-west and 663 north-to-south, which join briefly in Layfield.

Adjacent municipalities

  • Upper Hanover Township (northeast)
  • Upper Frederick Township (east)
  • Limerick Township (southeast)
  • Lower Pottsgrove Township (south)
  • Upper Pottsgrove Township (southwest)
  • Douglass Township (northwest)


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,467
1940 1,476 0.6%
1950 1,745 18.2%
1960 3,218 84.4%
1970 4,211 30.9%
1980 4,623 9.8%
1990 5,956 28.8%
2000 7,369 23.7%
2010 10,939 48.4%
2020 12,973 18.6%

As of the 2010 census, the township was 95.3% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, and 1.2% were two or more races. 1.6% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census 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.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $67,097, and the median income for a family was $70,789. Males had a median income of $51,420 versus $33,578 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,084. About 1.3% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

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