Paxtang, Pennsylvania

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Paxtang, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Paxtang Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Paxtang Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 8% Paxtang Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9% Paxtang Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Paxtang Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Paxtang College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Paxtang Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Paxtang Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Paxtang People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Paxtang, Pennsylvania

Comparing Paxtang 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Age of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Male Share of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 5
Low Violent Crime 3 3

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Paxtang Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Dauphin
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17111
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.258
Longitude -76.832

Paxtang Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 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
Station LEBANON 2 W
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 22.2 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
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Paxtang Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,570 100%
Male 732 46.6%
Female 838 53.4%
Under 18 383 24.4%
18+ 1,187 75.6%
65+ 234 14.9%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,390 88.5%
African-American 100 6.4%
Asian 24 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 26 1.7%
Mixed Race 28 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 63 4%

Estimated Paxtang Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,505
Growth -65
Growth % -4.1%

Paxtang 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 30.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
Irish 13.4%
English 9%
Italian 5.5%
US/American 5.2%
Polish 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Welsh 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Hungarian 1.7%
Pennsylvania German 1.5%
Dutch 1.2%
Armenian 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
British 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
African 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Paxtang 1,570 $54,412
Harrisburg 48,950 $29,556
Lemoyne 3,995 $47,438
New Cumberland 7,349 $56,138
Penbrook 3,044 $44,375
Steelton 5,858 $39,556
Wormleysburg 2,607 $49,342
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