Dauphin County

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

2 S 2nd St
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 780-6300
Fax: (717) 255-2684

In south-central PA, northwest of Lancaster; organized Mar 4, 1785 from Lancaster County. Name Origin: To honor France, ally of the American states in the Revolutionary War, by use of the hereditary title of the eldest son of the king of France, dauphin. Louis Joseph (1781-89), son of Louis XVI (1754-93) and Marie Antoinette (1755-93), was dauphin at the time the county was established.

Area (sq mi):: 557.53 (land 525.29; water 32.24) Population per square mile: 483.50
Population 2005: 253,995 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 5.90% Population 2000: 251,798 (White 75.60%; Black or African American 16.90%; Hispanic or Latino 4.10%; Asian 2.00%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $22,134; median household $41,507; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,473-$32,953
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Harrisburg County seat (47,635)

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