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Swatara is a township in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Swatara. For links to other places called Swatara, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Swatara is 40.249N. The longitude is -76.816W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,611.
Sections below provide additional information and links about 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 17104 ZIP code.
28% of Swatara residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Swatara ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Swatara was $20,224, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Swatara residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Swatara, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $974.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Swatara political report.
The average commute time for Swatara workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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