Lykens Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Lykens: Borough in northeastern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


Lykens is a city located in the county of Dauphin in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,618 and a population density of 1,326 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,771 inhabitants.

The city was created 174 years ago in 1847.

Lykens Quick Facts

Population : 1,771 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Dauphin County
Postal code : 17048
Area : 1.22 km2
Altitude : 2,313 feet / 705 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1848 (174 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:58:03 (18th May 2022)
Density : 1,452 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 8.64% (2010-2020)
Lykens locator map
Location of Lykens on Pennsylvania map.


Lykens is located at 40°34'0"N 76°42'2"W (40.5667500, -76.7005200).

Lykens map


The population of Lykens increased by 8.64% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,618 - census
2011 1,635 1.04% estimation process
2012 1,644 0.55% estimation process
2013 1,645 0.06% estimation process
2014 1,645 0% estimation process
2015 1,655 0.6% estimation process
2016 1,659 0.24% estimation process
2017 1,670 0.66% estimation process
2018 1,689 1.12% estimation process
2019 1,689 0% estimation process
2020 1,771 4.63% estimation process

Lykens zip code is 17048. County name: Dauphin, County fips: 42043

People born in Lykens (2)

People born in Lykens, including football coach Harry E. Trout, cornettist, conductor and educator Gilbert H. Mitchell Jr., .


Schools in Lykens

College & universities near Lykens, PA

Code Name City ZIP
216278 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove (PA) 17870-1025

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lykens, 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 Lykens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lyken Post Office Lykens (PA) 17048

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Dauphin County

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

City Name Population Title
Harrisburg 49,322 City in and county seat of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States and Pennsylvania federated state capital city
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
Paxtang 1,546 Borough in southwestern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Lykens distances to largest Pennsylvania cities