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Posted on: August 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Township Surpasses City of Harrisburg in Population


City of Harrisburg becomes largest suburb of Lower Paxton...

Lower Paxton Township Surpasses City of Harrisburg After Release of 2020 US Census Data

Harrisburg, PA – Lower Paxton Township is pleased to announce, with the release of the 2020 US Census Data from the US Census Bureau, the City of Harrisburg has officially become the largest suburb of Lower Paxton Township.

Lower Paxton Township has now eclipsed the City in population with 53,501 residents.  The City of Harrisburg boasts just 50,099 residents.  Since 2010, Lower Paxton Township has increased in size by over 12%, while the City increased by 1%.  Since surpassing the City, the Township has vowed to not enact a commuter tax on city residents and promises to continue to be an outstanding neighbor, welcoming visitors from the City to the largest municipality in Dauphin County and the Midstate!

For more information on the 2020 US Census results, visit

Disclaimer: This is a lighthearted, fun-loving, neighborly approach to sharing the great news of the 2020 US Census Data. Lower Paxton Township is a proud neighbor of the City of Harrisburg and grateful to partner and work together on many endeavors with the City to promote Central PA and all our region has to offer.

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