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Welcome to Steelton ...

Steelton is located in Dauphin County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Steelton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Steelton has a population of 5,959 people<2> (see below for details).

Steelton is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Steelton: (717)

The ZIP code for Steelton: 17113<4>

Websites for Steelton ...

Official Website: www.steeltonpa.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Steelton had an population of 5,959 people. This is a decrease of 0.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Steelton had a population of 5,990 people. This makes Steelton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Steelton represents 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 150th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,990 people, the population of Steelton increased 2.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,858 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Steelton.

Communities Also Named Steelton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Steelton - they are located in Illinois (2), Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Steelton.

Communities near Steelton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Steelton.

  • York
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,907 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York <5>
  • Carlisle
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Elizabethtown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown <5>
  • Middletown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Mechanicsburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Mount Joy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Palmyra
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
    • Palmyra is located in Lebanon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra <5>
  • Hummelstown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hummelstown
    • Hummelstown is located in Dauphin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hummelstown <5>
  • West York
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West York have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West York
    • West York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,602 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West York <5>
  • Manchester
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Steelton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Steelton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Steelton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Steelton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Steelton. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Steelton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Steelton ...

Looking for more information about Steelton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Steelton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Steelton.

Adding Steelton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Steelton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Steelton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Steelton post office opened in 1879.

We also found Steelton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Steelton.

The official website for Steelton: www.steeltonpa.com/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Dauphin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Steelton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Steelton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Steelton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Steelton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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