Colonial Park, Pennsylvania

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Colonial Park, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
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Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Township Lower Paxton
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 500 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,229
 • Density 2,781/sq mi (1,073.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17109
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-15328
GNIS feature ID 1172233

Colonial Park is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,229 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. It uses the Harrisburg ZIP code of 17109[2] and hosts a great deal of the area's retail activity, including the Colonial Park Mall.


Colonial Park is located in the southwestern quadrant of Lower Paxton Township at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (40.298789, -76.809067).[3] It is bordered to the northeast by Paxtonia and to the west by Progress. Interstate 83 forms the western boundary of the CDP. U.S. Route 22 (Jonestown Road) is the main highway through Colonial Park, leading west 5 miles (8 km) to downtown Harrisburg and east 23 miles (37 km) to Fredericksburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 13,259 people, 6,134 households, and 3,477 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,825.6 people per square mile (1,091.5/km²). There were 6,484 housing units at an average density of 1,381.8 per square mile (533.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.19% White, 9.75% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.84% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.52% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 6,134 households, out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the CDP the population was spread out, with 18.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,562, and the median income for a family was $49,676. Males had a median income of $35,749 versus $28,631 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,436. About 4.7% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Colonial Park CDP, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 21, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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