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Dauphin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dauphin had a population of 823 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dauphin is located at latitude 40.3683 and longitude -76.9302 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dauphin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Borough of Dauphin (GNIS ID: 1215158) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dauphin 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 Dauphin: Greensburg, Port Lyon.

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


Total Population 823
Daytime Population: Workers 74
Daytime Population: Residents 390
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 464
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 823
Population in Familes 670
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,923
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $60,818
Average Household Income $76,190
Per Capita Income $32,216


Total Housing Units 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $169,408
Average Home Value $190,370


Total Households 348
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 235
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 0.55% 0.53%
Households 0.61% 0.62%
Families 0.48% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.84%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Dauphin, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dauphin 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 # 1067 39th
Population Density # 707 60th
Diversity Index # 947 46th
Median Household Income # 421 76th
Per Capita Income # 370 79th

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