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West Fairview, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
West Fairview, PA, US.jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Township East Pennsboro
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 360 ft (110 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,282
 • Density 3,980/sq mi (1,536.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 17025 (Enola)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-82920
GNIS feature ID 1191019

West Fairview, formerly a borough, is now a census-designated place (CDP) located along the Susquehanna River in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 1,282.

General information

  • Zip code: 17025 (Enola post office)
  • Area code: 717


West Fairview is located on the eastern edge of Cumberland County and East Pennsboro Township at 40.273538° North, 76.916346° West (40.273538, -76.916346). It is on the west shore of the Susquehanna River facing Harrisburg, the state capital. It occupies a hilly peninsula of land between the Susquehanna to the east and Conodoguinet Creek to the south and west. U.S. Route 11/15 runs north-to-south through West Fairview, and Route 944 has its eastern terminus there on 11/15.

According to the United States Census Bureau, West Fairview has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.87 km2), of which 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 3.76%, is water.


This former borough is by far the oldest settlement of East Pennsboro Township.

Alley, West Fairview, PA
An alley in the town

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