Jackson Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Jackson Township,
Dauphin County,
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Incorporated 1828
 • Type Board of Commissioners
 • Total 38.9 sq mi (101 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,728
 • Density 44.4/sq mi (17.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Jackson Township is a township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,728 at the 2000 census.


Jackson Township was named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.[1]

The Shoop Site (36DA20) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.9 square miles (101 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,728 people, 652 households, and 537 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.4 people per square mile (17.1/km²). There were 679 housing units at an average density of 17.4/sq mi (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.15% White, 0.35% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 1.04% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 652 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,330, and the median income for a family was $53,523. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $25,032 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,181. About 4.6% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania. Harrisburg Publishing Company. 1895. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°31′00″N 76°52′59″W / 40.51667°N 76.88306°W / 40.51667; -76.88306