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  5. Diversity
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  6. Jobs
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  7. Weather
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  9. Health & Fitness
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Dauphin County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 275,632. Dauphin County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. In Dauphin County, most residents own their homes. In Dauphin County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dauphin County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dauphin County are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$949
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    271.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    10.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    47.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    133.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    325.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,722.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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