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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Steelton is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 5,954. Steelton is in Dauphin County. Living in Steelton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Steelton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Steelton and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    471.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,699.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Steelton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,524
National
$55,322
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The history of Steelton is not complete without the mention of the West Side. Once a self-supporting community, it had grocery stores, a brewery, boardinghouses, churches, a fire company, a lumberyard, a flour mill, coal yard, elementary school, hotel and 3,000 residents. Although renewed after the flood of 1936, a flood stage of 32.95 feet in 1972 insured the demise of the West Side. Still, when asked where they were born and/or raised, many will say, “I’m from the West Side,” as if to imply that such a location exists other than in their heart.

Front Street has always been the town’s social center. Churches have always been a vital part of the fabric of Steelton’s residents. Ethnic and cultural organizations have long met the social needs of their members. Through good times and hard times, our community continues to survive.
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I love the diversity in Steelton as well as easy commute to Harrisburg. It is relatively quiet and people smile easily. No one is fake in Steelton and could care less what you think of them and I love that. When I stop in at the Turkey Hill for some last minute snacks or ice there are always friendly people to talk to. I would like to see more employment opportunities. I would like there to be more parking options as many people park on the streets and they can get crowded especially on Sundays because there are many local churches.
Steelton is a home town where everyone knows everyone. The pricing for housing is reasonable and the schools are in a fair distance. It is located in an area that is close to the highways for travel back and forth to work and the local law enforcement are friendly. The taxes in this area are a little high. I would like to see that the water remains clean or the pricing that is being paid for water is reduced.