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Halifax is a township in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Halifax. For links to other places called Halifax, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Halifax is 40.516N. The longitude is -76.916W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,329.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Halifax 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 17018 ZIP code.
48% of Halifax residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Halifax ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Halifax was $19,749, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Halifax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Halifax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $398. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,043.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Halifax political report.
The average commute time for Halifax workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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