Dauphin County, PA

County

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2022 Population
286,108
0.672% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.253% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
0.957% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,046
6.87% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$208,200
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
143,394
0.704% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dauphin County, PA had a population of 286k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $71,046. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dauphin County, PA grew from 284,199 to 286,108, a 0.672% increase and its median household income grew from $66,480 to $71,046, a 6.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dauphin County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.69%), White (Hispanic) (3.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.26%).

None of the households in Dauphin County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Dauphin County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dauphin County, PA are Harrisburg Area Community College (2,107 degrees awarded in 2022), Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (1,109 degrees), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) (1,051 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Dauphin County, PA was $208,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.3%.

Most people in Dauphin County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Dauphin County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Dauphin County, PA is home to a population of 286k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.78% of Dauphin County, PA residents were born outside of the country (22.2k people).

In 2022, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (180k people) in Dauphin County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Dauphin County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dauphin County, PA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dauphin County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    180k ± 768
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    49.1k ± 870
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 470
10.4%
Hispanic Population
29.9k people

In 2022, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (180k people) in Dauphin County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.4% of the people in Dauphin County, PA are hispanic (29.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dauphin County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.2k people
8.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
23.4k people

As of 2022, 7.78% of Dauphin County, PA residents (22.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dauphin County, PA was 8.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,824 ± 560
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,459 ± 530
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,451 ± 399

Dauphin County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dauphin County, PA employs 143k people. The largest industries in Dauphin County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,176 people), Retail Trade (16,431 people), and Public Administration (11,887 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,036), Utilities ($71,868), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,154).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

143k
2022 Value
± 3,788
0.704%
1 Year growth
± 3.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dauphin County, PA grew at a rate of 0.704%, from 142k employees to 143k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dauphin County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,575 people), Management Occupations (14,001 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,216 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dauphin County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

143k
2022 Value
± 3,788
0.704%
1 Year growth
± 3.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dauphin County, PA grew at a rate of 0.704%, from 142k employees to 143k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dauphin County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,176 people), Retail Trade (16,431 people), and Public Administration (11,887 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dauphin County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Dauphin County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,010
Median earning men ± $1,343
$40,524
Median earning women ± $1,712

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,997), Information ($72,734), and Public Administration ($70,800).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,873), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,011), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,086).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,805
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,599
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,589
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dauphin County, PA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Dauphin County, PA awarded 4,433 degrees. The student population of Dauphin County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,554 male students and 11,877 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dauphin County, PA are White (2,248 and 66.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (337 and 10%), Black or African American (322 and 9.58%), and Asian (239 and 7.11%).

The largest universities in Dauphin County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Harrisburg Area Community College (2,107 and 47.5%), Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (1,109 and 25%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) (1,051 and 23.7%).

The most popular majors in Dauphin County, PA are Registered Nursing (470 and 10.6%), Management Science (426 and 9.61%), and Computational & Applied Mathematics (315 and 7.11%).

The median tuition costs in Dauphin County, PA are $23,900 for private four year colleges, and $15,388 and $25,854 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Dauphin County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,431 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,431 students enrolled in Dauphin County, PA, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,650 records, of which 60.6% were women and 39.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 139 degrees awarded
  2. 458 degrees awarded
  3. 194 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dauphin County, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 139 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dauphin County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,107 degrees awarded
  2. 1,109 degrees awarded
  3. 1,051 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Harrisburg Area Community College with 2,107 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,826 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dauphin County, PA, which is 0.7 times less than the 2,607 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,248 degrees mean that there were 6.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 337 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,064) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dauphin County, PA was $208,200 in 2022, which is 0.739 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $181,400 to $208,200, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Dauphin County, PA is 63.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dauphin County, PA have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dauphin County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dauphin County, PA is $71,046. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dauphin County, PA was Census Tract 224.01 with a value of $127,863, followed by Census Tract 225.01 and Census Tract 241.04, with respective values of $126,865 and $119,545.

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dauphin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.08%.

Property

$208,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,255
$74,682
Median Property Taxes
±$1,984

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dauphin County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.3% of the housing units in Dauphin County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 224.01
  2. Census Tract 225.01
  3. Census Tract 241.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dauphin County, PA was Census Tract 224.01 with a value of $127,863, followed by Census Tract 225.01 and Census Tract 241.04, with respective values of $126,865 and $119,545.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dauphin County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$71,046
Median Household Income
± $1,614
118k
Number of Households
± 2,799

In 2022, the median household income of the 118k households in Dauphin County, PA grew to $71,046 from the previous year's value of $66,480.

The following chart displays the households in Dauphin County, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dauphin County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.9%)

In 2022, 73.1% of workers in Dauphin County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.9%).

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dauphin County, PA have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Dauphin County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dauphin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dauphin County, PA (34.3k out of 281k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dauphin County, PA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.5% of the children was living in poverty in Dauphin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 403 in Dauphin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 109 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.3% of the population of Dauphin County, PA has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dauphin County, PA see 909 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.26% decrease from the previous year (930 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1326 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

909 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dauphin County, PA

Primary care physicians in Dauphin County, PA see an average of 909 patients per year. This represents a 2.26% decrease from the previous year (930 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dauphin County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.73%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dauphin County, PA grew by 0.324% from 5.71% to 5.73%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.5 in Dauphin County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.3% in Dauphin County, PA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.73% in Dauphin County, PA.

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