Paxtonia, Pennsylvania

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Paxtonia, Pennsylvania
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°19′4″N 76°47′28″W / 40.31778°N 76.79111°W / 40.31778; -76.79111Coordinates: 40°19′4″N 76°47′28″W / 40.31778°N 76.79111°W / 40.31778; -76.79111
CountryUnited States
TownshipLower Paxton
 • Total2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
520 ft (160 m)
 • Total5,412
 • Density2,340/sq mi (903.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code42-58528
GNIS feature ID1183408

Paxtonia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,412 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Paxtonia is located in the central part of Lower Paxton Township at 40°19′4″N 76°47′28″W / 40.31778°N 76.79111°W / 40.31778; -76.79111 (40.317888, -76.791032).[2] It is bordered to the north by Linglestown and to the west by Colonial Park. Interstate 81 forms the northern edge of the CDP, separating it from Linglestown, with access from Exit 72 (Mountain Road). U.S. Route 22 (Allentown Boulevard) is the main highway through the center of Paxtonia. Downtown Harrisburg is 6 miles (10 km) to the west via US 22.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.[1]


At the 2000 census there were 5,254 people in 2,102 households, including 1,462 families, in the CDP. The population density was 2,267.8 people per square mile (874.4/km²). There were 2,188 housing units at an average density of 944.4/sq mi (364.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.05% White, 5.46% African American, 0.08% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77%.[3]

There were 2,102 households, 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.4% of households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

The age distribution was 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median household income was $47,152 and the median family income was $55,045. Males had a median income of $36,985 versus $30,293 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,279. About 3.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Paxtonia CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.