Steelton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

5,959

Steelton is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,959, it is the 146th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4295th largest city in the United States. Steelton is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually but its population has decreased by -0.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,990 in 2010. Steelton reached it's highest population of 14,246 in 1910. Spanning over 2 miles, Steelton has a population density of 3,144 people per square mile.

The average household income in Steelton is $50,231 with a poverty rate of 26.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $860 per month, and the median house value is $87,200. The median age in Steelton is 30.5 years, 29.1 years for males, and 31.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Steelton Demographics

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

  • White: 43.13%
  • Black or African American: 42.76%
  • Two or more races: 9.62%
  • Other race: 4.42%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Steelton, Pennsylvania is 5,959, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,949.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,990.

Steelton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,56843.13%
Black or African American2,54642.76%
Two or More Races5739.62%
Some Other Race2634.42%
Asian40.07%

Steelton Population Pyramid 2020

Steelton Median Age

30.5


Total

29.1


Male

31.7


Female

Steelton Adults

There are 4,074 adults, (620 of whom are seniors) in Steelton.

Steelton Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Steelton Sex Ratio

Female

3,032

50.92%

Male

2,922

49.08%

Steelton Households and Families

Steelton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Steelton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
Non Family57.7%42.3%
All53.3%46.7%
Male36.5%63.5%
Female24.1%75.9%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0652.8753.3
Non Family7091.2457.7
Married6603.3275.6
Female4934.2824.1
Male2033.6636.5

3.54

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Steelton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade832.39%
9th to 12th Grade3299.49%
High School Graduate1,61246.48%
Some College69319.98%
Associates Degree2878.28%
Bachelors Degree2647.61%
Graduate Degree2005.77%

Steelton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,7041,529302
Black1,3471,213118
Hispanic4553527
Multiple Races11411437
Other Race105653
Asian44

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 multiple races people with a rate of 32.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,548$32,990$27,794
Less Than High School$24,671$28,125$
High School Grad$30,683$31,737$21,577
Some College$32,614$38,802$30,500
Bachelors Degree$38,864$41,500$32,353
Graduate Degree$55,000$$50,313

$31,548

Average Earnings

$32,990

Average Male

$27,794

Average Female

Steelton Language

Steelton Language by Age

Steelton Language

84.62% of Steelton residents speak only English, while 15.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.31% of the population.

Steelton Poverty

Steelton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,51463725.34%
White2,33643318.54%
Hispanic1,19338332.10%
Multiple57335261.43%
Other2635420.53%
Asian44100.00%

26.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.44%

Male Poverty Rate

27.93%

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 18.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School57.04%
Some College19.29%
High School17.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.82%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.00%
Female Employed13.95%
Male Unemployed13.54%
Male Employed7.97%

Steelton Income

Steelton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,524$50,231
Families$49,962$57,556
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families$24,738$30,542

Steelton Marital Status

Steelton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Steelton Married by Age and Sex

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

Steelton Veterans

339

Number of Veterans

295

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam75
First Gulf War45
Korea34
Second Gulf War23
World War II16
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54103
55 to 6485
75+74
65 to 7454
18 to 3423
Name Veterans % of Total
White1637.77%
Black1438.80%
Hispanic416.83%
Other3322.00%

$Steelton Veterans by Education

1.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Steelton Employment Status

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Steelton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.70%

Born in Pennsylvania

94.16%

Native Born

5.84%

Foreign Born

3.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.16% of Steelton residents were born in the United States, with 75.70% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,95950.08%
20195,95450.08%
20185,94920.03%
20175,94750.08%
20165,942-8-0.13%
20155,950-11-0.18%
20145,961-3-0.05%
20135,964-8-0.13%
20125,972-4-0.07%
20115,976-7-0.12%
20105,9831250.21%
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%