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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Swatara Township is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 24,685. Swatara Township is in Dauphin County. Living in Swatara Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Swatara Township there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Swatara Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Swatara Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    229.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    79.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,045.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
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
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Swatara Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,539
National
$55,322
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Swatara Township is located near the Capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. Swatara Township is far enough from the city to not have to worry about the city life style and its' troubles. The Emergency Services (Police, Fire, EMS) that cover Swatara Township are excellent! Swatara Township provides easy access to all surrounding attractions of Central Pennsylvania.
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Swatara Township is a very diversified community. It is a community that is growing both in population and in industry. I have been around the police department because my Dad was an officer. I had the opportunity to go through the Citizens Police Academy when I was junior in high school.
What I like about Swatara Township is that it is so close to many different towns. It is only a ten minute drive to the city, Hershey, Middletown, Hummelstown, and Linglestown. There are plenty of local job opportunities with multiple grocery stores, shops, restaurants or hotels to look for employment. There are a bunch of different places to live, there are playgrounds and parks to take children to, and there is access to multiple grocery stores that allow for a healthy lifestyle. One thing I would change about Swatara Township is to have more of a nightlife, maybe some places that are open a little later to hang out at. Overall, Swatara Township is family friendly, has plenty of job opportunities, and is a great place to live.