Dauphin County PA Information


Dauphin County Subdivisions

Dauphin County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 275,466
Population in Households 268,686
Population in Familes 208,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,780
Population Density1 525
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 113,898
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 70,135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 124,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,300 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,598 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,607 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $170,240
Average Home Value $203,525


Median Household Income $54,622
Average Household Income $72,822
Per Capita Income $30,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.38%
Households 0.5% 0.42%
Families 0.35% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dauphin County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dauphin County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 79th
Population Density1 # 10 87th
Diversity Index2 # 5 94th
Median Household Income # 17 76th
Per Capita Income # 10 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.