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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 278,299
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 278,299
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 268,126
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 268,100
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.4%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
19.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
64.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 17,536
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 125,437
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $165,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,417
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $547
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $922
Building permits, 2019 662
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 111,684
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 11.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 79.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 30.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 718,316
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,181,966
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,228,906
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,655,538
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,943,863
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,625
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $58,916
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,485
Persons in poverty, percent
13.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 6,860
Total employment, 2018 149,367
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 7,704,637
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 17,106
All firms, 2012 18,873
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,921
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,072
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,558
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 14,252
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,080
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,716
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 510.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 525.05
FIPS Code 42043
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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