Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 275,710 with a growth rate of 0.58% 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
2017275,7101,5890.58%
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
White195,064
Black or African American51,184
Asian10,697
Two or More Races8,765
Some Other Race7,012
American Indian and Alaska Native540
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander67

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.6


Total

38.1


Male

41


Female

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 211,878 adults, (43,002 of whom are seniors) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

140,999

51.59%

Male

132,330

48.41%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
All63.5%36.5%
Male49.4%50.6%
Non Family48.7%51.3%
Female42.6%57.4%

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All111,4892.3963.5
Married49,0913.0284.2
Non Family41,6081.2148.7
Female15,5863.2342.6
Male5,2043.349.4

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Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1783.27%
9th to 12th Grade13,1496.96%
High School Graduate64,71434.27%
Some College32,66917.30%
Associates Degree15,7948.36%
Bachelors Degree34,90418.48%
Graduate Degree21,42411.35%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White137,925127,67245,500
Black30,56726,4995,147
Hispanic11,6588,0781,811
Asian7,0245,4893,166
Other Race3,5782,197509
Multiple Races2,8552,665794
Native American41032174
Islander36367

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 45.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,987$45,620$33,894
Less Than High School$22,222$27,037$17,261
High School Grad$31,604$36,532$27,825
Some College$36,798$43,496$32,294
Bachelors Degree$49,903$58,269$41,685
Graduate Degree$64,313$75,362$56,693

$38,987

Average Earnings

$45,620

Average Male

$33,894

Average Female

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language

88.13% of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 11.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White180,79913,9737.73%
Black49,78012,77625.66%
Hispanic22,8267,20331.56%
Other6,7692,38635.25%
Multiple8,5471,59018.60%
Asian10,5901,45413.73%
Native5406011.11%

13.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.26%

Male Poverty Rate

14.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 35.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is White, with 7.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.07%
High School11.66%
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.11%
Male Unemployed22.14%
Female Employed7.99%
Male Employed4.26%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Income

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,071$75,116
Families$71,273$88,129
Married Families$86,221$105,080
Non Families$36,916$49,775

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans

17,463

Number of Veterans

15,853

Male Veterans

1,610

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,042
First Gulf War3,395
Second Gulf War2,328
Korea1,749
World War II883

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,0378.87%
Black2,9238.13%
Hispanic3822.66%
2 or More2576.60%
Asian1842.26%
Other551.12%
Hawaiian716.28%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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