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Paxtang is a borough in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "where the water stands"
The latitude of Paxtang is 40.258N. The longitude is -76.832W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 364 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,531.
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29% of Paxtang residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paxtang ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paxtang was $23,217, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Paxtang residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Paxtang, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $448. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $982.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paxtang political report.
The average commute time for Paxtang workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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