Harrisburg Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg: City in and county seat of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States and Pennsylvania federated state capital city

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Location of Harrisburg on Pennsylvania map.


Harrisburg is a city located in the county of Dauphin in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 49,528 and a population density of 1,612 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 49,322 inhabitants.

The city was created 302 years ago in 1718.

Harrisburg  Pennsylvania photomontage image
Harrisburg Pennsylvania photomontage
Harrisburg  Pennsylvania photomontage image


Harrisburg is located at 40°16'25"N 76°53'4"W (40.2737000, -76.8844200).

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Harrisburg Quick Facts

Population : 49,322 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Dauphin County
Postal code : 17101-17113, 17120-17130, 17140, 17177
Phone Area Codes : 717
Area : 30.73 km2
Named for : John Harris, Sr.
Altitude : 322 feet / 98 meters
Capital city : Harrisburg is capital of Pennsylvania, Dauphin County
Establishment : January 01, 1719 (302 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 18:46:31 (28th September 2021)
Density : 1,605 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.42% (2010-2020)

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According to census records, the population of Harrisburg decreased by 0.42% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 49,528 - census
2011 49,417 -0.22% estimation process
2012 49,427 0.02% estimation process
2013 49,378 -0.1% estimation process
2014 49,344 -0.07% estimation process
2015 49,253 -0.18% estimation process
2016 49,177 -0.15% estimation process
2017 49,207 0.06% estimation process
2018 49,209 0% estimation process
2019 49,271 0.13% estimation process
2020 49,322 0.1% estimation process

Harrisburg zip code is 17101. County name: Dauphin, County fips: 42043

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People born in Harrisburg (200)

People born in Harrisburg, including film director Kimberly Peirce, Liberian journalist Kenneth Best, politician and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, you can see a list of people who born in Harrisburg.

  • Carmen Finestra (American television producer and writer) he was born in 26/06/1947
  • Jean Shiley (athletics competitor) she was born in 20/11/1911
  • Eric Mabius (actor) he was born in 22/04/1971
  • Adam Chubb (American basketball player) he was born in 05/07/1981
  • Glenn Branca (American composer and guitarist (1948-2018)) he was born in 06/10/1948
  • Dennis Green (American football coach) he was born in 17/02/1949
  • Amy Tran (American field hockey player) she was born in 02/10/1980
  • Ryan Whiting (American shot putter) he was born in 24/11/1986
  • Craig First (American composer) he was born in 16/03/1960
  • Alice Aycock (American artist) she was born in 20/11/1946
  • Dick Davies (basketball player for the United States men's national team) he was born in 21/01/1936
  • Winston Hibler (American filmmaker (1910-1976)) he was born in 08/10/1910
  • Phil Davis (American martial artist) he was born in 25/09/1984
  • Eric Martsolf (American actor) he was born in 27/07/1971
  • Cleve Benedict (American politician) he was born in 21/03/1935
  • Norman Rasmussen (American nuclear engineer) he was born in 12/11/1927
  • Bobby Troup (American actor, jazz pianist, singer and songwriter (1918-1999)) he was born in 18/10/1918
  • Art Davis (American double-bassist) he was born in 05/12/1934

Schools in Harrisburg

College & universities near Harrisburg, PA

Code Name City ZIP
446640 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Harrisburg (PA) 17101-2208

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Harrisburg, PA

Code Name Address Type
HAR Harrisburg Transportation Center 4th and Chestnut Streets RAIL
MID Middletown Union Street and Mill Street RAIL
ELT Elizabethtown station South Wilson Avenue at West High Street RAIL
MJY Mount Joy East Henry St. and North Market St. RAIL
LNC Lancaster station 53 McGovern Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Harrisburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Federal Squar Post Office Harrisburg (PA) 17108

Other places with the same name (9)

Other cities in Dauphin County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Dauphin County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Hershey 14,257 Census designated place
Colonial Park 13,229 Census designated place
Progress 9,765 Census designated place
Linglestown 6,334 Census designated place
Steelton 5,957 Borough in southern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Paxtonia 5,412 Census designated place
Swatara 4,830 Township in southern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Hummelstown 4,814 Borough in southern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Skyline View 4,003 Census designated place
Lawnton 3,813 Census designated place
Penbrook 2,976 Borough in western Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Millersburg 2,514 Borough in northwestern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Highspire 2,369 Borough in southwestern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Matamoras 2,364 City in Washington County, Ohio, United States of America
Lykens 1,771 Borough in northeastern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Paxtang 1,546 Borough in southwestern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Harrisburg distances to largest Pennsylvania cities