Colonial Park, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 13,229. Population change since 2000: -0.2%
Males: 6,126  (46.3%)
Females: 7,103  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17109, 17112.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,656 (it was $40,562 in 2000)
Colonial Park:

$50,656
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,581 (it was $22,436 in 2000)

Colonial Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $153,133 (it was $104,200 in 2000)
Colonial Park:

$153,133
PA:

$164,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $896.

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  • Races in Colonial Park, PA (2013)

    Colonial Park races chart
    • 9,25670.0%White alone
    • 1,71813.0%Black alone
    • 1,2699.6%Hispanic
    • 6805.1%Asian alone
    • 2602.0%Two or more races
    • 670.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 130.10%American Indian alone

Races in Colonial Park detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Colonial Park: 98.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.1%), Irish (10.5%), Italian (7.3%), English (4.4%), United States (3.5%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.69 square miles.

Population density: 2,819 people per square mile   (average).

Colonial Park,PA real estate house value index trend

Colonial Park, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Colonial Park:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colonial Park CDP:

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

946 residents are foreign born (3.8% Asia, 2.2% Latin America).

This place:

7.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,176 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,066 (1.4%)

Colonial Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (32.1 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (69.3 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (90.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Progress, PA (1.3 miles ), Paxtonia, PA (1.3 miles ), Penbrook borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Fox Chase, PA (1.6 miles ), Lawnton, PA (1.6 miles ), Linglestown, PA (1.7 miles ), Rutherford, PA (1.7 miles ), Paxtang borough, PA (1.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.30 N, Longitude: 76.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -616 (-4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 756 (10.5%)

Colonial Park household income distribution Colonial Park home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Colonial Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colonial Park, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colonial Park, Pennsylvania average temperatures Colonial Park, Pennsylvania average precipitation Colonial Park, Pennsylvania humidity Colonial Park, Pennsylvania wind speed Colonial Park, Pennsylvania snowfall Colonial Park, Pennsylvania sunshine Colonial Park, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Colonial Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Colonial Park place center caused $18 million in damages.

On 4/5/1952, a category F3 tornado 24.6 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colonial Park-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from Colonial Park center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 282.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 244.5 miles away from Colonial Park center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dauphin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colonial Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Colonial Park:

  • PSA HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • LINKS2CARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • ADDUS HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • OMNI HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • HOSPICE PREFERRED CHOICE HARR (Hospital, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • HOME REMEDY SKILLED NURSING, LLC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)

Amtrak stations near Colonial Park:

  • 5 miles: HARRISBURG (4TH & CHESTNUT STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colonial Park:

  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 5 miles; Harrisburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 13,276)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 8 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • Messiah College (about 14 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Dickinson College (about 22 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 23 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 5,140)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 32 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,585)

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Notable location: Colonial Park Fire Company 1 Station 33 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Centers: Colonial Park Mall (1), Hills Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colonial Park include: Colonial Park Church (A), Christ the Saviour Church (B), Saint Marks Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shoops Cemetery (1), Mount Moriah Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Colonial Park: Ridgeview Brightbill Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Dauphin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 116. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

116
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.247. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.247
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.273. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.273
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 7.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.8% for other race residents, 37.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
172 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Colonial Park in 2000:

  • 222 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Colonial Park compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Colonial Park travel time to work - commute Colonial Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colonial Park CDP (based on Dauphin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant43,691122
Catholic39,73916
Evangelical Protestant27,374164
Other10,39026
Black Protestant6,46431
Orthodox6895
None139,753-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
Dauphin County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Dauphin County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
Dauphin County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 224
Here:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dauphin County:

30.9%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($204 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, PA  0.92% ($38,308 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.38% ($42,571)
from Lebanon County, PA  0.38% ($39,491)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($256 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  1.14% ($42,077 average AGI)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.42% ($41,207)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.40% ($42,322)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colonial Park:

  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKT (1460 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBO (1230 AM; 0 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWII (720 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHIREMANSTOWN, PA; Owner: HENSLEY BROADCASTING)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colonial Park:

  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WXPH (88.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV. OF PA.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKL (92.1 FM; PALMYRA, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WYGL-FM (100.5 FM; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colonial Park:

  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W40AF (Channel 40; DILLSBURG, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED73$154,48947$137,121224$132,46127$54,1721$2,196,0307$178,1030$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$160,8531$188,40021$136,2141$18,4700$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$156,16810$85,66376$140,86717$36,2380$06$89,1071$100,460
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$162,6254$169,96564$167,9642$65,2550$04$182,4530$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$167,0800$015$141,7101$31,7000$00$01$10,270

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0223.00 , 0224.03, 0226.01, 0226.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$177,0469$158,677
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$131,3703$124,760
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$168,9401$202,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$113,720

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0223.00 , 0224.03, 0226.01, 0226.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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