Lower Paxton, Pennsylvania Population 2024

55,601

Lower Paxton is a city located in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Lower Paxton has a 2024 population of 55,601. Lower Paxton is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 3.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,714 in 2020.

The average household income in Lower Paxton is $105,050 with a poverty rate of 6.27%. The median age in Lower Paxton is 40.2 years: 38.4 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Lower Paxton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lower Paxton was:

  • White: 67.3%
  • Black or African American: 17.57%
  • Asian: 9.51%
  • Two or more races: 4.04%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
28.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,974.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.51% (1,887)
The current population of Lower Paxton, Pennsylvania is 55,601 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,714.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36,07567.3%
Black or African American9,42017.57%
Asian5,1009.51%
Two or more races2,1644.04%
Other race7681.43%
Native American740.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lower Paxton Population by Race

Lower Paxton Population Pyramid 2024

Lower Paxton Median Age

40.2

Total

38.4

Male

41.7

Female

Lower Paxton Adults

There are 41,987 adults, (10,027 of whom are seniors) in Lower Paxton.

Lower Paxton Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lower Paxton Sex Ratio

Female27,89752.05%
Male25,70447.95%

Lower Paxton Population by Age

Lower Paxton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All21,6562.4667.732.3
Married11,0043.28416
Non Family7,4351.1952.747.3
Female2,2552.9244.655.4
Male9622.645149

3.06

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lower Paxton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,3813.65%
Associates Degree4,25111.24%
Bachelors Degree9,47625.06%
Graduate Degree5,20313.76%
High School Graduate11,06829.27%
Less Than 9th Grade9742.58%
Some College5,45914.44%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lower Paxton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lower Paxton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White26,68825,76211,278
Black5,6285,3561,994
Asian3,4102,373864
Hispanic1,1501,032212
2+ Races1,0521,034316
Other Race37332560
Native American50500

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.26%.

Lower Paxton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$68,373$78,167$52,355
Graduate Degree$77,156$88,036$72,879
High School Graduate$34,991$45,146$31,272
Less Than 9th Grade$29,442$29,464$27,481
Overall$50,762$57,135$44,812
Some College$48,510$52,303$44,886

$50,762

Average Earnings

$57,135

Average Male

$44,812

Average Female

Lower Paxton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lower Paxton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lower Paxton Language

87.02% of Lower Paxton residents speak only English, while 12.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.2% of the population.

Lower Paxton Language

Lower Paxton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White34,5321,4154.1%
Black9,3281,04611.21%
Asian5,0864659.14%
Hispanic2,49333213.32%
Multiple2,16423010.63%
Native745067.57%
Other759364.74%

6.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.94%

Male Poverty Rate

6.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lower Paxton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lower Paxton is Native, with 67.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lower Paxton is White, with 4.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.35%.

Lower Paxton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.9%
Less Than 9th Grade8.45%
Some College6.05%
Bachelors or Greater1.98%

Lower Paxton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.97%
Female Unemployed30.43%
Female Employed3.37%
Male Employed2.77%

Lower Paxton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lower Paxton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$97,002$121,024
Households$83,989$105,050
Married Families$115,221$-999,999,999
Non Families$50,220$69,911

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lower Paxton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lower Paxton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lower Paxton 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 45-54.

Lower Paxton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lower Paxton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,078

Number of Veterans

2,751

Male Veterans

327

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,038
Second Gulf War875
First Gulf War626
Korea109
World War II86

Lower Paxton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74859
35 to 54857
75+556
55 to 64435
18 to 34371

Lower Paxton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,6939.14%
Black2593.86%
Hispanic1237.67%
2+ Races1168.67%
Asian100.26%

Lower Paxton Veterans by Race

Lower Paxton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lower Paxton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lower Paxton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lower Paxton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lower Paxton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.37%

Born in Lower Paxton

85.99%

Native Born

14.01%

Foreign Born

6.1%

Non Citizen

7.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.99% of Lower Paxton residents were born in the United States, with 66.37% having been born in Pennsylvania. 6.1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lower Paxton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202957,8464490.78%
202857,3974490.79%
202756,9484490.79%
202656,4994490.8%
202556,0504490.81%
202455,6014490.81%
202355,1524490.82%
202254,7034490.83%
202154,2545401.01%
202053,7143,8067.63%
201949,9084250.86%
201849,4834240.86%
201749,0594100.84%
201648,6493980.82%
201548,2511410.29%
201448,1102070.43%
201347,9032950.62%
201247,6081190.25%
201147,4891300.27%
201047,35900%

Lower Paxton Population by Year