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Upper Paxton is a township in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.
The latitude of Upper Paxton is 40.626N. The longitude is -76.95W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,930.
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54% of Upper Paxton residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Upper Paxton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Upper Paxton was $17,945, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Upper Paxton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Upper Paxton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,003.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Upper Paxton political report.
The average commute time for Upper Paxton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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