Lawnton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lawnton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lawnton Census Designated Place had a population of 3,764 as of July 1, 2017. Lawnton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lawnton is located at latitude 40.2638 and longitude -76.7979 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Lawnton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Lawnton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390042) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lawnton Census Designated Place is located within Township of Swatara, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dauphin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lawnton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lawnton: Lawton.

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Lawnton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,764
Daytime Population: Workers 1,224
Daytime Population: Residents 1,726
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,950
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 3,760
Population in Familes 2,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,250
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $65,063
Average Household Income $76,248
Per Capita Income $33,397


Total Housing Units 1,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,051 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 598 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $162,129
Average Home Value $184,452


Total Households 1,649
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,045
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.04%
Households -0.12% -0.04%
Families -0.22% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Lawnton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawnton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 369 79th
Population Density # 373 79th
Diversity Index # 51 97th
Median Household Income # 316 82nd
Per Capita Income # 312 82nd

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