About Denver Borough

The Borough of Denver is a quaint, “small town” located in Northern Lancaster County near the regional transportation hubs of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Interstate 76, PA Route 272, and U.S. Route 222. The borough initially started as a settlement called “Union Station.” In 1881, with people tiring of being referred to as a railroad station, 19 year old Adam G. Brubaker examined the records of post offices in the country and found only one with the name of Denver. The name of the area officially was changed to Denver on November 1, 1881.

Incorporation
On September 4, 1900, Denver officially incorporated as a borough and elected the first borough officials on October 9, 1900. A volunteer fire company then was organized on April 16, 1902. Since its inception the borough has secured its place as the second largest Denver in the United States, and with an area of 1.1 square miles, has become known as the “Mile Wide Town.”

The borough has continued to grow and prosper during the last 114 years. Industries today include manufacturers of hats, ladies knitwear, battery cables and extension cords, graphite products, woven materials, and meats. Other businesses include a feed mill, pharmacy, banks, drug store, several garages, contractors, and various professional services including a veterinary hospital.

Through a commitment to community involvement and cohesiveness, the borough continues to thrive as a place where people want to live, work, play, and invest.

Demographics (Based on 2010 U.S. Census Information)
Demographics
Value
Land Area in Square Miles
1.28
2000 Population
3,332
2010 Population
3,861
Median Age
38.4
Number of Households
1,488
Percent of Occupied Housing Units
95.8%

2015 Tax Rates
Taxes
Rates
Real Estate
3 mills
Local Services Tax
$52
Real Estate Transfer Tax
0.50%
Earned Income Tax
0.50%

Market Value of Real Estate - 2015
Type of Property
Value
Non-Exempt Property
$190,515,300
Exempt Property
$48,800,200
Total
$239,315,500