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Dauphin County, PA&

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Population
273,707
0.27% growth
Median Age
39.6
Median Household Income
$60,331
11.2% growth
Poverty Rate
11.1%
Number of Employees
136,154
2.14% growth
Median Property Value
$167,500
5.68% growth

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Economy

The economy of Dauphin County, PA employs 136,154 people. The economy of Dauphin County, PA is specialized in Public Admin.; Utilities; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.02; 1.52; and 1.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dauphin County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (22,756), Retail trade (17,485), and Public Admin. (12,397), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($69,152), Utilities ($60,102), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,537).

Median household income in Dauphin County, PA is $60,331. Males in Dauphin County, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Dauphin County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dauphin County, PA. In Dauphin County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 99 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,655. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Dauphin County, PA is home to a population of 273,707 people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dauphin County, PA is composed of 181,946 White residents (66.5%), 49,122 Black residents (17.9%), 24,493 Hispanic residents (8.95%), 11,940 Asian residents (4.36%), and 5,607 Two+ residents (2.05%). The most common foreign languages in Dauphin County, PA are Spanish (12,791 speakers), Other Indic (1,650 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,604 speakers), but compared to other places, Dauphin County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (1,164 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (527 speakers), and Other Indic (1,650 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Dauphin County, PA awarded 4,161 degrees. The student population of Dauphin County, PA is skewed towards females, with 1,677 male students and 2,484 female students. Most students in Dauphin County, PA are White (3,051 and 73.3%), followed by Black or African American (409 and 9.8%), Hispanic or Latino (263 and 6.32%), and Asian (141 and 3.39%). The largest universities in Dauphin County, PA by number of graduates are Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (2,225 and 53.5%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (1,054 and 25.3%), and Keystone Technical Institute (200 and 4.81%). The most popular majors in Dauphin County, PA are Registered Nursing (325 and 7.81%), General Studies (237 and 5.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (199 and 4.78%). The median tuition costs in Dauphin County, PA are $23,900 for private four year colleges, and $13,868 and $21,874 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dauphin County, PA is $167,500, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $158,500 to $167,500, a 5.68% increase. The homeownership rate of Dauphin County, PA is 63.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Dauphin County, PA have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dauphin County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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