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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2016: 273,707 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 251,798 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49,790
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,701
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 67,116
Renter-occupied apartments: 38,944 (it was 35,554 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

30%

Land area: 525 sq. mi.

Water area: 32.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 521 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dauphin County: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.9%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.9%)
  • Asian alone (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Males: 131,911  (48.2%)
Females: 141,796  (51.8%)

Dauphin County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dauphin County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,331 ($41,507 in 1999)

This county:

$60,331
Pennsylvania:

$56,907

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $755 (lower quartile is $602, upper quartile is $919)
This county:

$755
State:

$732


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $167,500 (it was $98,700 in 2000)
Dauphin:

$167,500
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,200 - $244,200

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $222,676
Here:

$222,676
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $132,090
Here:

$132,090
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $82,811
Here:

$82,811
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,509
Here:

$119,509
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,774
Here:

$271,774
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $46,484
Here:

$46,484
State:

$63,841
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,356
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $516

Institutionalized population: 2,872
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 658 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2008: 468 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2009: 471 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2010: 606 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2011: 373 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2012: 488 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2013: 389 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2014: 353 buildings, average cost: $223,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,039 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,460 (1.5%)

Dauphin County household income distribution in 2009 Dauphin County home values distribution Dauphin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.1%
Dauphin County:

11.1%
Pennsylvania:

12.9%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.7% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 25.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.6 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 40.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.5 years old, Black residents: 31.4 years old, American Indian residents: 26.7 years old, Asian residents: 31.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.4 years old, Other race residents: 23.6 years old)

Area name: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dauphin County is $550 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $693 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $875 a month.

Cities in this county include: Harrisburg, Colonial Park, Hershey, Progress, Middletown, Linglestown, Steelton, Paxtonia, Hummelstown, Rutherford.

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

2012 air pollution in Dauphin County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allen County, Ohio , Blackford County, Indiana , Eureka County, Nevada , Mercer County, New Jersey , Iroquois County, Illinois , Madison County, Indiana , Seward County, Nebraska , Sullivan County, Missouri , Worth County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,782
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 19,591 (46.1% naturalized citizens)

Dauphin County:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 6,360
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,448
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,156
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,187
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,208
  • Before 1970: 1,775
Note: State values scaled to Dauphin County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.5%

Dauphin County marital status for males Dauphin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 60,100
  • One, attached: 28,041
  • Two: 5,211
  • 3 or 4: 7,514
  • 5 to 9: 6,412
  • 10 to 19: 4,743
  • 20 to 49: 1,772
  • 50 or more: 5,300
  • Mobile homes: 3,552
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Dauphin County with a mortgage: 41,992 (1,034 second mortgage, 6,838 home equity loan, 269 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,979

Here:

59.4% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dauphin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant43,691122
Catholic39,73916
Evangelical Protestant27,374164
Other10,39026
Black Protestant6,46431
Orthodox6895
None139,753-
Dauphin County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
Dauphin County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This 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.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 224
This county:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dauphin County:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Dauphin County:

30.9%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Dauphin County:

Average size of farms: 111 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $54,562
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $156.09
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.57%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,404
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,991
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.41%
Corn for grain: 12505 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5354 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 11229 harvested acres
Vegetables: 474 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 254 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dauphin County-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 40.5 miles away from Dauphin County 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 204.3 miles away from the county 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 42.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 280.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 244.0 miles away from Dauphin County 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 198.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4099: January 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4099, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dauphin County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Tropical Depressions: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Dominican Republic (10%)
  • India (8%)
  • Nepal (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Other South Central Asia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dauphin County (%):

  • German (22%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

Dauphin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 148,650 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 16,974 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,662 (2.0%)
  • Railroad: 798 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,409 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 625 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,769 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 5,530 (3.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 2,664 people in nursing homes
  • 1,264 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 600 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 572 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 472 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 201 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 181 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 159 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 132 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 112 people in halfway houses
  • 84 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 75 people in religious group quarters
  • 70 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 58 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 56 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 47 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 2,423 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 1,377 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 897 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 493 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 457 people in college/university student housing
  • 286 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 252 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 247 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 243 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 51 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,135.

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%

3.47% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($24,936 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($16,011 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

1.83%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from York County, PA  0.37% ($34,100)
from Perry County, PA  0.16% ($33,243)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.12% ($43,103)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.09% ($34,350)


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%

3.63% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($26,271 average AGI)
1.98% relocated to other states ($17,268 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

1.98%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to York County, PA  0.39% ($39,415)
to Perry County, PA  0.17% ($34,878)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.16% ($32,335)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.09% ($37,682)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Dauphin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Dauphin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dauphin County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dauphin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dauphin County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 41,016 (34,688 aged, 6,328 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,505 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,717)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,439)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,297)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,373)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,080)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,065)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1,041)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,015)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (854)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (819)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,619
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 439
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,688

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,319
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 974
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.6
  • Other - 19.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.3
  • Suffocation - 22.6
  • Poisoning - 18.1
  • Other - 7.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 273,707
  • In family households: 217,008 (34,851 male householders, 35,147 female householders)
    51,050 spouses, 74,729 children (70,014 natural, 1,259 adopted, 3,456 stepchildren), 5,317 grandchildren, 2,835 brothers or sisters, 3,931 parents, 3,519 other relatives, 5,629 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 49,544 (17,293 male householders (14,098 living alone)), 23,969 female householders (20,723 living alone)), 8,282 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,155

Size of family households: 32,369 2-persons, 16,594 3-persons, 12,968 4-persons, 5,051 5-persons, 1,983 6-persons, 1,033 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 34,821 1-person, 5,746 2-persons, 396 3-persons, 284 4-persons, 15 5-persons.

31,716 married couples with children.
22,069 single-parent households (4,246 men, 17,823 women).

88.0% of residents of Dauphin speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,968,310,000 ($19,616 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $286,597,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $947,988,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $445,149,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $22,399,000
Federal grants: $3,093,871,000
Federal procurement contracts: $246,245,000 ($196,172,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $212,658,000 ($58,980,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $452,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $143,507,000
Federal Government insurance: $336,356,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 17,030
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,908
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,523
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,156
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dauphin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 31.38 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,542
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,006
  • 2000 to 2009: 10,676
  • 1990 to 1999: 12,593
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,996
  • 1970 to 1979: 17,121
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,981
  • 1950 to 1959: 18,882
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,729
  • 1939 or earlier: 27,130
Note: State values scaled to Dauphin population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dauphin County population
  • 1 room: 69
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 372
  • 4 rooms: 4,427
  • 5 rooms: 10,286
  • 6 rooms: 17,569
  • 7 rooms: 13,228
  • 8 rooms: 11,014
  • 9+ rooms: 13,986
  • 1 room: 1,963
  • 2 rooms: 1,456
  • 3 rooms: 6,765
  • 4 rooms: 11,280
  • 5 rooms: 7,022
  • 6 rooms: 6,553
  • 7 rooms: 3,636
  • 8 rooms: 1,146
  • 9+ rooms: 468
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dauphin County population
  • no bedroom: 69
  • 1 bedroom: 993
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,170
  • 3 bedrooms: 38,887
  • 4 bedrooms: 16,415
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,437
  • no bedroom: 2,164
  • 1 bedroom: 11,558
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,521
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,631
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,634
  • 5+ bedrooms: 781
Cars and other vehicles available in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dauphin County population
  • no vehicle: 1,968
  • 1 vehicle: 18,138
  • 2 vehicles: 33,532
  • 3 vehicles: 12,884
  • 4 vehicles: 3,044
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,405
  • no vehicle: 8,058
  • 1 vehicle: 21,756
  • 2 vehicles: 9,030
  • 3 vehicles: 1,272
  • 4 vehicles: 117
  • 5+ vehicles: 56

83% of Dauphin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 172% lived in Pennsylvania.

Dauphin County:

82.7%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 194,929
  • Other state: 51,375
  • Northeast: 19,718
  • Midwest: 7,335
  • South: 19,444
  • West: 4,878

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dauphin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (35.2%)
  • Electricity (28.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Coal or coke (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (51.5%)
  • Utility gas (36.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,954
Here:

14.3%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,346
Here:

16.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,950
Here:

20.4%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dauphin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $672,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $69,334,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $46,636,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $43,318,000
    General - Other: $40,168,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,490,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $29,585,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,710,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,005,000
    Financial Administration: $7,135,000
    Police Protection: $5,886,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,179,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,148,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,509,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,499,000
    Local Fire Protection: $789,000
    Solid Waste Management: $733,000
    Regular Highways: $415,000
    Housing and Community Development: $381,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $89,018,000
    Corporate Bonds: $19,523,000
    Benefit Payments: $6,943,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,442,000
    Withdrawals: $1,045,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,260,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $427,000
    Correctional Institutions: $359,000
    Financial Administration: $193,000
    General - Other: $116,000
    Central Staff Services: $102,000
    Corrections - Other: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $31,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Police Protection: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $87,304,000

Dauphin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $48,599,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $996,000
    Solid Waste Management: $698,000
    Housing and Community Development: $413,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $12,893,000
    From Parent Local Government: $7,330,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,894,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,544,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,190,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,627,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $79,382,000
    Health and Hospitals: $67,273,000
    All Other: $38,866,000
    Highways: $804,000
    Housing and Community Development: $61,000
  • Tax - Property: $89,302,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,673,000
    Other License: $57,000

Dauphin County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,507,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,371,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,441,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,305,000

Dauphin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,731,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $29,689,000
    Total Other Securities: $23,979,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,950,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,727
  • Number of aged recipients: 484
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,243
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,433
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,333
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 961
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,680
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,785
Dauphin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dauphin County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 59 full 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 ORIGINATED1,388$146,9061,371$148,2185,259$155,594691$48,79634$543,471362$104,05850$49,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED66$154,84876$151,868538$150,49690$31,7673$922,66726$106,76912$63,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED192$128,057247$105,7211,982$146,833442$38,4236$3,272,333135$77,274105$42,914
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN115$139,330120$144,5081,296$158,27957$72,0181$1,500,00061$110,3775$32,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$125,12030$112,800290$154,31432$78,6880$010$103,50012$32,833
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED278$179,284187$200,6790$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED65$182,80061$179,5412$170,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$175,79437$206,2971$240,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$213,20013$182,1540$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$134,3334$172,7500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Dauphin County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,54280.2 years
John2,41774.2 years
William1,81474.2 years
Charles1,58674.9 years
Robert1,43471.1 years
George1,27275.4 years
James1,20671.5 years
Anna1,13381.3 years
Helen1,10379.9 years
Margaret96879.7 years
Most common last names in Dauphin County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller90276.2 years
Smith75274.9 years
Brown44474.4 years
Snyder39976.8 years
Williams35873.1 years
Jones34574.2 years
Hoffman32075.9 years
Johnson30873.9 years
Davis25475.2 years
Zimmerman24677.8 years
Businesses in Dauphin County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Kroger18
ALDI1LA Fitness1
AT&T5La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts5La-Z-Boy4
Aeropostale3Lane Bryant3
Aerosoles1Lane Furniture6
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters2
Ann Taylor2Long John Silver's1
Applebee's3Lowe's1
Arby's4Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott6
AutoZone1Marshalls1
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Baskin-Robbins2Mazda1
Bath & Body Works4McDonald's16
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse1
Best Western3Motel 63
Blockbuster2Motherhood Maternity3
Brooks Brothers1New Balance4
Budget Car Rental3New York & Co2
Burger King4Nike15
CVS11Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax2
Casual Male XL1Old Country Buffet1
Catherines2Old Navy1
Chevrolet2Olive Garden1
Chico's2Outback1
Chipotle1Outback Steakhouse1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pac Sun2
Clarks2Panera Bread2
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza3
Coldwater Creek1Payless3
Comfort Inn4Penske2
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Costco1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut6
Curves4Popeyes1
DHL3Quality2
Dairy Queen6RadioShack3
Days Inn2Ramada1
Deb1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry1Red Robin2
Domino's Pizza1Red Roof Inn2
DressBarn3Rite Aid11
Dressbarn3Rodeway Inn2
Dunkin Donuts11Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge4Rue212
Eddie Bauer1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express2SAS Shoes2
Famous Footwear3SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx56Sears4
Finish Line2Sheraton1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Skechers USA1
Foot Locker2Sleep Inn1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC9Sprint Nextel8
GameStop6Staples2
Gap2Starbucks10
Giant6Subaru1
Goodwill4Subway18
Gymboree1Super 82
H&R Block12T-Mobile8
Hardee's3T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton6Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn7Talbots2
Hollister Co.1Target2
Home Depot2The Room Place1
Honda2Toyota2
Houlihan's1Toys"R"Us3
Howard Johnson2Travelodge1
Hyundai1True Value6
IZOD1U-Haul12
J. Jill1UPS65
J.Crew1Value City Furniture1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret2
Jones New York8Volkswagen1
Journeys2Waffle House1
Justice3Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's8
Kincaid1Wet Seal1
Kmart2Wingate1
Kohl's1YMCA5

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  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"