Paxtonia, Pennsylvania

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Paxtonia is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,254 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Paxtonia is located at 40°19′4″N 76°47′28″W / 40.31778°N 76.79111°W / 40.31778; -76.79111 (40.317888, -76.791032)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,254 people, 2,102 households, and 1,462 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,267.8 people per square mile (874.4/km²). There were 2,188 housing units at an average density of 944.4/sq mi (364.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.05% White, 5.46% African American, 0.08% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 2,102 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

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