Dauphin, Pennsylvania

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Dauphin, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Dauphin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 18% Dauphin People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Dauphin, Pennsylvania

Comparing Dauphin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Senior Citizens 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Dauphin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Dauphin
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17018
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.367
Longitude -76.931

Dauphin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Dauphin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 773 100%
Male 381 49.3%
Female 392 50.7%
Under 18 189 24.5%
18+ 584 75.5%
65+ 106 13.7%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.99
White 759 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Dauphin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 725
Growth -48
Growth % -6.2%

Dauphin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 37.2%
US/American 10.9%
Irish 9.7%
Italian 7.8%
Dutch 7.5%
English 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Hungarian 2.6%
Scottish 2.5%
Serbian 2.3%
Pennsylvania German 2.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
Polish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Ukrainian 1%
Welsh 0.6%
Slovak 0.4%
British 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
European 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dauphin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ellendale (17018)
Middle Paxton (17018)
Singersville (17018)
Water Gap (17018)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dauphin 773 $50,125
Duncannon 1,508 $38,750
Halifax 875 $37,222
Harrisburg 48,950 $29,556
Marysville 2,306 $47,094
New Buffalo 123 $28,750
Wormleysburg 2,607 $49,342
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