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Lower Swatara is a township in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.
The latitude of Lower Swatara is 40.233N. The longitude is -76.758W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 459 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,149.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lower Swatara demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dauphin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17034 ZIP code.
35% of Lower Swatara residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lower Swatara ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lower Swatara was $23,271, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Lower Swatara residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lower Swatara, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $521. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,108.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lower Swatara political report.
The average commute time for Lower Swatara workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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