Swatara, Pennsylvania

Swatara: Township in southern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


Swatara is a township located in the county of Dauphin in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,555 and a population density of 293 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,830 inhabitants.

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Location of Swatara on Pennsylvania map.

Quick Facts about Swatara

Population : 4,830 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Dauphin County
Area : 15.53 km2
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 09:48:49 (2nd December 2023)
Density : 311 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.69% (2010-2020)
Weather : 57℉ Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather
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Swatara is located at 40°16'36"N 76°39'59"W (40.2767600, -76.6663600).

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Swatara forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 2 to 6 mph. more


The population of Swatara increased by 5.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,555 - census
2011 4,599 0.96% estimation process
2012 4,642 0.93% estimation process
2013 4,651 0.19% estimation process
2014 4,648 -0.06% estimation process
2015 4,670 0.47% estimation process
2016 4,711 0.87% estimation process
2017 4,751 0.84% estimation process
2018 4,818 1.39% estimation process
2019 4,827 0.19% estimation process
2020 4,830 0.06% estimation process

People born in Swatara (2)

People born in Swatara, including military personnel discharged for homosexuality Jene Newsome, school principal Paul Irvin Redcay, .


Schools in Swatara

College & universities near Swatara, PA

Code Name City ZIP
214616 Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine Hershey (PA) 17033-2360
214713 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown (PA) 17057-4846
483346 Divine Crown Barber & Beauty Academy Harrisburg (PA) 17110
213507 Lebanon Valley College Annville (PA) 17003-1400
212382 Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg Harrisburg (PA) 17109

Stations (19)

Amtrak & bus stations near Swatara, PA

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

Post offices near Swatara

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hershey Carrier Annex Post Office Hershey (PA) 17033
Hershey Post Office Hershey (PA) 17033
Hummelstown Post Office Hummelstown (PA) 17036
Campbelltown Post Office Campbelltown (PA) 17010
Palmyra Post Office Palmyra (PA) 17078

Other cities in Dauphin County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Dauphin County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Harrisburg 49,322 The capital of Pennsylvania.
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
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

Swatara distances to largest Pennsylvania cities