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Harrisburg is a city in Dauphin County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named by John Harris, who laid out the town; his father, also named John, was an Indian trader who settled here
The latitude of Harrisburg is 40.273N. The longitude is -76.884W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 335 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,322.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harrisburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dauphin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Harrisburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17102 ZIP code.
10% of Harrisburg residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harrisburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harrisburg was $15,787, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Harrisburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Harrisburg include Harrisburg Historic District, Midtown Harrisburg Historic District, Mount Pleasant Historic District, Old Downtown Harrisburg Commercial Historic District, Old Uptown Harrisburg Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Harrisburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.
Libraries in Harrisburg include East Shore Area Library, Harrisburg Downtown Branch, Harrisburg Uptown Branch, Kline Village Branch Library, State Library of Pennsylvania ... View libraries
Newspapers in Harrisburg include Patriot-News
TV stations in Harrisburg include WHP, WHTM, WITF.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WITF-FM., WXPH.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harrisburg political report.
Harrisburg restaurants taking online reservations include Haydn's on Pine ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Harrisburg workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harrisburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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