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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Highspire 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 17034 ZIP code.
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.
10% of Highspire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Highspire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $876.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highspire political report.
The average commute time for Highspire workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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