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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Lower Swatara Township is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 8,788. Lower Swatara Township is in Dauphin County. Living in Lower Swatara Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Lower Swatara Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Lower Swatara Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lower Swatara Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Lower Swatara Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    168.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    168.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    640.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Lower Swatara Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,590
National
$55,322

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Lower Swatara Township Reviews

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It's an okay area to live. It is close to the city but not too close. Highway access is okay, but there always seems to be traffic in one way or the other. There are a lot of back roads to get to where you need to go. Neighborhood has lots of children and friendly people.
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I would probably not live here again although I would live in the area around it. Middletown is not the nicest town to find things to do in but the are around it has nice places to hunt, hike, bike and do things outside.
The police are always close enough to help out if you need it. One of the local laws that bothers me is that you are not supposed to have an open flame within the town. I understand that is for safety reasons but I would like to be able to build a fire.