Dauphin County PA Information


Dauphin County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 276,447
Daytime Population: Workers 192,184
Daytime Population: Residents 135,012
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 327,196
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 269,667
Population in Familes 209,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,780
Population Density2 527
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $57,598
Average Household Income $76,906
Per Capita Income $32,254


Total Housing Units 124,955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,551 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,519 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,885 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $171,851
Average Home Value $204,740


Total Households 114,070
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 70,261
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 0.42% 0.44%
Households 0.45% 0.45%
Families 0.33% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


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, 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 # 15 79th
Population Density # 10 87th
Diversity Index # 5 94th
Median Household Income # 16 78th
Per Capita Income # 10 87th

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