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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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

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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    He said, I quote: I dont know how it could possibly be fair to force my constituent who lives in, say, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, why they should pay more in income taxes to subsidize somebody who gets to live in a multimillion-dollar condo in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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