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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Penbrook is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 2,981. Penbrook is in Dauphin County. Living in Penbrook offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Penbrook there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Penbrook and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Penbrook are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Penbrook Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    100.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    100.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    268
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,005
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    201
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Penbrook

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,982
National
$55,322
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Penbrook Reviews

1 review
Penbrook is a small town in Harrisburg it's pretty quiet and everyone knows each other. It's close to many stores and you can walk
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