Steelton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

5,984
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Steelton is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,984, it is the 144th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4302nd largest city in the United States . Steelton is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually but its population has decreased by -0.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,990 in 2010. Steelton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Steelton has a population density of 3,157 people per square mile.

The average household income in Steelton is $47,255 with a poverty rate of 26.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $873 per month, and the median house value is $88,600. The median age in Steelton is 30.6 years, 28.6 years for males, and 31.9 years for females.

Steelton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Steeltonwas:

  • Black or African American: 41.83%
  • White: 41.04%
  • Two or more races: 12.82%
  • Other race: 4.22%
  • Asian: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Steelton, Pennsylvania is 5,984 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,962.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,990.

Steelton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,49041.83%
White2,44341.04%
Two or More Races76312.82%
Some Other Race2514.22%
Asian60.10%
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Steelton Population by Race

Steelton Population Pyramid $2021

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Steelton Median Age

30.6


Total

28.6


Male

31.9


Female

Steelton Adults

There are 4,044 adults, (731 of whom are seniors) in Steelton.

Steelton Age Dependency

79.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Steelton Sex Ratio

Female

3,201

53.77%

Male

2,752

46.23%

Steelton Population by Age

Steelton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Steelton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.5%76.5%
Male44.4%55.6%
All52.6%47.4%
Non Family58%42%
Married71%29%

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Steelton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0762.8552.6
Non Family7231.1958
Married6833.4471
Female5284.3423.5
Male1422.9644.4

3.61

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Steelton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1043.04%
9th to 12th Grade2126.20%
High School Graduate1,44442.20%
Some College79223.14%
Associates Degree3339.73%
Bachelors Degree3239.44%
Graduate Degree2146.25%
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Steelton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Steelton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,6441,504315
Black1,3281,209136
Hispanic44238542
2+ Races21221278
Other Race103803
Asian66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 36.79%.

Steelton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,196$36,000$22,827
Less Than 9th Grade$23,281$29,000$
High School Graduate$23,400$26,961$19,583
Some College$31,739$41,750$28,295
Bachelors Degree$38,542$42,917$31,420
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,196

Average Earnings

$36,000

Average Male

$22,827

Average Female

Steelton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Steelton Language by Age

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Steelton Language

86.86% of Steelton residents speak only English, while 13.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.91% of the population.

Steelton Language

Steelton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,45662025.24%
Hispanic1,29444334.23%
Multiple76341654.52%
White2,26939717.50%
Other2514919.52%
Asian66100.00%

26.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.26%

Male Poverty Rate

28.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Steelton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Steelton is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Steelton is White, with 17.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.60%.

Steelton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade57.91%
Some College19.64%
High School19.53%
Bachelors or Greater5.40%

Steelton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.33%
Male Unemployed19.05%
Female Employed14.99%
Male Employed8.02%

Steelton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Steelton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,836$47,255
Families$48,621$55,022
Married Families$60,625-
Non Families$25,802$29,008
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Income by Household Type

Steelton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Steelton Married by Age and Sex

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Steelton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Steelton Marital Status by Race

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Steelton Marital Status

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348

Number of Veterans

308

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam96
First Gulf War49
Korea25
Second Gulf War12
World War II9

Steelton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64104
35 to 54101
65 to 7468
75+63
18 to 3412

Steelton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black17010.55%
White1678.46%
Hispanic193.33%
2+ Races113.31%

Steelton Veterans by Race

Steelton Veterans by Education

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4.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Steelton Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Steelton Employment by Age

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Steelton Employment by Race

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Steelton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.54%

Born in Steelton

96.14%

Native Born

3.86%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

2.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.14% of Steelton residents were born in the United States, with 77.54% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Steelton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,984110.18%
20205,973110.18%
20195,962110.18%
20185,951-1-0.02%
20175,95240.07%
20165,948-8-0.13%
20155,956-11-0.18%
20145,967-3-0.05%
20135,970-9-0.15%
20125,979-3-0.05%
20115,982-7-0.12%
20105,9891310.22%
20005,8587061.29%
19905,152-1,332-2.27%
19806,484-2,072-2.73%
19708,556-2,710-2.71%
196011,266-1,308-1.09%
195012,574-541-0.42%
194013,115-176-0.13%
193013,291-137-0.10%
192013,428-818-0.59%
191014,2462,1601.66%
190012,0862,8362.71%
18909,2500.00%

Steelton Population by Year