Colonial Park, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Colonial Park, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Colonial Park Census Designated Place had a population of 13,544 as of July 1, 2017. Colonial Park ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Colonial Park is located at latitude 40.2997 and longitude -76.8068 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Colonial Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Colonial Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389347) 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 Colonial Park Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lower Paxton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dauphin County.

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

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


Total Population 13,544
Daytime Population: Workers 11,621
Daytime Population: Residents 6,032
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,653
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 13,369
Population in Familes 9,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 2,847
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $55,228
Average Household Income $67,820
Per Capita Income $30,769


Total Housing Units 6,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,823 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,261 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $154,066
Average Home Value $173,433


Total Households 6,084
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,348
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 0.33% 0.32%
Households 0.3% 0.34%
Families 0.01% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Colonial Park, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonial Park 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 # 58 97th
Population Density # 471 73rd
Diversity Index # 64 96th
Median Household Income # 661 63rd
Per Capita Income # 465 74th

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