Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dillsburg Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Dillsburg College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

Comparing Dillsburg 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 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Age of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 5 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 5 5
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
People Living Alone 8 6
Housing Recently Built 7 10
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Dillsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles W of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County York
Metro Area York
Standard Zip Codes 17019
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.11
Longitude -77.035

Dillsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 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 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
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Dillsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,063 100%
Male 961 46.6%
Female 1,102 53.4%
Under 18 508 24.6%
18+ 1,555 75.4%
65+ 299 14.5%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 2.89
White 2,005 97.2%
African-American 10 0.5%
Asian 25 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 14 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.3%

Estimated Dillsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,321
Growth 258
Growth % 12.5%

Dillsburg 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 41.8%
US/American 10.7%
Irish 8%
English 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Italian 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Polish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scottish 1.7%
British 1.6%
Slovak 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Croatian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
African 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bermudian (17019)
Clear Spring (17019)
Siddonsburg (17019)

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)
Dillsburg 2,063 $46,797
Franklintown 532 $47,813
Mechanicsburg 9,042 $54,228
Mount Holly Springs 1,925 $48,333
Shiremanstown 1,521 $55,268
Wellsville 279 $51,667
York Springs 574 $41,071

Dillsburg Public Libraries

Dillsburg Area Public Library
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(717) 432-5613
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Dillsburg High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,063 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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