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Highspire is a borough in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.

The community is believed to have been named for a church steeple used as a landmark by river boatmen

The latitude of Highspire is 40.210N. The longitude is -76.791W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 318 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,671.


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Median household income
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$32,083
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Highspire demographic reports
Highspire is on the Susquehanna River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.

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32% of Highspire residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highspire ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Highspire was $18,781, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Highspire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Highspire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $876.


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Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highspire political report.

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The average commute time for Highspire workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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