Dauphin County PA Information

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Dauphin County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dauphin County PA Housing Affordability Index is 149
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dauphin County PA Wealth Index is 91
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 278,846
Population in Households 272,066
Population in Familes 210,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,780
Population Density 531
Diversity Index1 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,869
Average Household Income $80,679
Per Capita Income $33,631
Wealth Index3 91

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 126,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73,318 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,145 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,061 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $180,504
Housing Affordability Index2 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 115,463
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 70,533
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.43% 0.4%
Households 0.48% 0.44%
Families 0.3% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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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, 2019 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 # 14 81st
Population Density # 10 87th
Diversity Index # 5 94th
Median Household Income # 13 82nd
Per Capita Income # 11 85th

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