Halifax, Pennsylvania

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Halifax, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Halifax Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Halifax, Pennsylvania

Comparing Halifax 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Age of the Population 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 4
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 5 5
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 6 8
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Halifax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Dauphin
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17032
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.468
Longitude -76.932

Halifax Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 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 22.1 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
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
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Halifax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 875 100%
Male 419 47.9%
Female 456 52.1%
Under 18 228 26.1%
18+ 647 73.9%
65+ 137 15.7%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 2.85
White 861 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.4%

Estimated Halifax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 844
Growth -31
Growth % -3.5%

Halifax 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 43.8%
US/American 23.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Irish 5.5%
Yugoslavian 3.4%
English 3.2%
Pennsylvania German 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
British 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Welsh 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Polish 1%
Scottish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Carsonville (17032)
Enders (17032)
Enterline (17032)
Fisherville (17032)
Inglenook (17032)
McClellan (17032)
Reed (17032)
Waynesville (17032)

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)
Halifax 875 $37,222
Dauphin 773 $50,125
Duncannon 1,508 $38,750
Elizabethville 1,344 $40,625
Liverpool 876 $43,036
Millersburg 2,562 $44,327
New Buffalo 123 $28,750
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Halifax High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 355 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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