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Time Zone: Dauphin County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Harrisburg is the Seat for Dauphin County. Harrisburg is also the capital of Pennsylvania.

Dauphin County was founded March 4, 1785 and was created by taking area from LancasterCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dauphin had a population of 258,934 people. This is an increase of 2.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 251,798 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dauphin represented 2.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010268,100+6.47%+3.54% since 2009
2009258,934+2.83%+0.28% since 2008
2008258,222+2.55%+0.53% since 2007
2000251,798The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dauphin County Census Page for Dauphin County.


Below are some of the communities located in Dauphin County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Dauphin County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Harrisburg   47,41848,9503.13% decrease  
Middletown   8,7719,2425.1% decrease  
Steelton   5,6295,8583.91% decrease  
Hummelstown   4,4454,3601.95% increase  
Penbrook   2,9333,0443.65% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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