Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 275,831 with a growth rate of 0.57% 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
2018277,0971,2660.46%
2017275,8311,5650.57%
2016274,2661,1280.41%
2015273,1388970.33%
2014272,2418020.30%
2013271,4391,4420.53%
2012269,9977790.29%
2011269,2189460.35%
2010268,27230,45912.81%
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%

How Many People Live in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania?

275,831

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White194,99871.03%
Black or African American52,69119.19%
Asian11,4314.16%
Two or More Races8,4413.07%
Some Other Race6,2132.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native6620.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander790.03%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.8


Total

38.2


Male

41.2


Female

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 212,762 adults, (44,262 of whom are seniors) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

141,651

51.60%

Male

132,864

48.40%

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%16%
All63.2%36.8%
Non Family49.5%50.5%
Male49.4%50.6%
Female38.7%61.3%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All111,6842.3963.2
Married49,2903.0384
Non Family41,5351.2249.5
Female15,5183.2538.7
Male5,3413.2349.4

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Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,2503.29%
9th to 12th Grade13,2286.96%
High School Graduate63,85933.62%
Some College32,29317.00%
Associates Degree16,4138.64%
Bachelors Degree36,43519.18%
Graduate Degree21,49211.31%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White137,571127,74046,478
Black31,27926,9105,597
Hispanic12,2018,6351,912
Asian7,5395,7783,356
Other Race3,2462,036384
Multiple Races2,9152,672742
Native American45235872
Islander545438

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 70.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,170$46,400$34,742
Less Than High School$22,756$26,718$18,902
High School Grad$32,777$38,510$28,877
Some College$37,908$43,796$33,232
Bachelors Degree$50,187$60,749$41,045
Graduate Degree$66,657$78,017$59,078

$40,170

Average Earnings

$46,400

Average Male

$34,742

Average Female

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Language

88.28% of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 11.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.24% of the population.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White179,61013,6317.59%
Black51,30912,40324.17%
Hispanic23,8976,72828.15%
Other5,9192,16836.63%
Multiple8,3231,47617.73%
Asian11,3511,25611.07%
Native66212518.88%

12.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.81%

Male Poverty Rate

13.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 36.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is White, with 7.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.32%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.23%
High School10.97%
Some College7.96%
Bachelors or Greater3.69%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Income

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,916$77,993
Families$73,592$91,668
Married Families$88,932$109,302
Non Families$38,086$50,971

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

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

17,536

Number of Veterans

15,952

Male Veterans

1,584

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,869
First Gulf War3,771
Second Gulf War2,649
Korea1,622
World War II698
Name Veterans % of Total
White14,0588.88%
Black2,9037.90%
Hispanic4823.21%
2 or More3308.20%
Asian1421.62%
Other621.52%
Indian346.79%
Hawaiian711.29%

$Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

6.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 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

71.94%

Born in Pennsylvania

92.54%

Native Born

7.46%

Foreign Born

3.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.54% of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 71.94% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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