Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 275,710 with a growth rate of 1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is the 14th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017275,7103,7481.38%
2016271,962-2,159-0.79%
2016274,1219450.35%
2015273,1769570.35%
2014272,2197990.29%
2013271,4201,4800.55%
2012269,9408340.31%
2011269,1068750.33%
2010268,23130,41812.79%
1990237,8135,4962.37%
1980232,3178,4833.79%
1970223,8343,5791.62%
1960220,25522,47111.36%
1950197,78420,37411.48%
1940177,41012,1797.37%
1930165,23112,1157.91%
1920153,11616,96412.46%
1910136,15221,70918.97%
1900114,44317,46618.01%
189096,97720,82927.35%
188076,14815,40825.37%
187060,74013,98429.91%
186046,75611,00230.77%
185035,7545,63618.71%
184030,1184,87519.31%
183025,2433,59016.58%
182021,653-10,230-32.09%
181031,8839,61343.17%
180022,2704,09322.52%
179018,1770.00%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White195,198
Black or African American49,840
Asian10,281
Two or More Races8,683
Some Other Race7,263
American Indian and Alaska Native634
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander63

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.6


Total

38.2


Male

41.1


Female

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 210,771 adults, (41,610 of which are seniors) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

140,255

51.57%

Male

131,707

48.43%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All63.2%36.8%
Male49.8%50.2%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Female42%58%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All110,2112.463.2
Married49,0783.0483.6
Non Family40,5511.2148.4
Female15,3123.2542
Male5,2703.2749.8

3.01

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Households

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Education

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,4723.45%
9th to 12th Grade14,0307.47%
High School Graduate63,81433.99%
Some College32,39717.26%
Associates Degree15,9618.50%
Bachelors Degree33,87318.04%
Graduate Degree21,17611.28%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White138,409127,47244,948
Black29,83025,5824,896
Hispanic11,1537,5421,813
Asian6,7085,0512,811
Other Race3,7522,224428
Multiple Races2,6262,420783
Native American49526739
Islander37375

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 41.91%.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,353$43,509$32,905
Less Than High School$20,863$25,427$16,664
High School Grad$30,711$35,209$26,921
Some College$35,893$41,668$31,280
Bachelors Degree$48,267$56,085$41,180
Graduate Degree$63,967$74,979$56,924

$37,353

Average Earnings

$43,509

Average Male

$32,905

Average Female

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language

88.44% of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 11.56% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.99% of the population.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White181,85914,0097.70%
Black48,58212,95326.66%
Hispanic22,0487,14632.41%
Other7,0132,76639.44%
Multiple8,5041,93022.70%
Asian10,1461,41813.98%
Native634416.47%

13.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.63%

Male Poverty Rate

14.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 39.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 6.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.74%.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.06%
High School12.29%
Some College7.97%
Bachelors or Greater3.47%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.68%
Male Unemployed25.60%
Female Employed7.76%
Male Employed4.55%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Income

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,968$72,581
Families$68,993$85,206
Married Families$83,762$101,375
Non Families$35,355$47,801

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

18,275

Number of Veterans

16,521

Male Veterans

1,754

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,193
First Gulf War3,258
Second Gulf War2,459
Korea1,869
World War II1,124

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,773
65 to 744,366
75+4,322
55 to 643,528
18 to 341,286

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,9909.48%
Black2,8638.12%
Hispanic3942.87%
2 or More2135.90%
Asian1081.38%
Other841.67%
Indian122.22%
Hawaiian511.63%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Harrisburg4952848904-624-1.26%
Middletown893392292963.31%
Steelton59905910-80-1.34%
Hummelstown45384609711.56%
Penbrook30082962-46-1.53%
Millersburg25572532-25-0.98%
Highspire23992370-29-1.21%
Lykens17791751-28-1.57%
Paxtang15611535-26-1.67%
Elizabethville15101487-23-1.52%
Williamstown13871369-18-1.30%
Royalton907101911212.35%
Halifax841830-11-1.31%
Dauphin79179540.51%
Gratz763751-12-1.57%
Berrysburg36837351.36%
Pillow29830131.01%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990