Lykens, PA Population

Population: 1,937. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,862 (-3.9% change)
Males: 943 (48.7%), Females: 994 (51.3%)

Dauphin County

Zip code: 17048

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $33,846
Median house value: $52,900

Races in Lykens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (39.0%), United States (8.7%), Irish (8.1%), Dutch (7.1%), English (5.0%), Welsh (4.9%).

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lykens

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lykens borough

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -54 (-2.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lykens:

  • SHAMOKIN AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; COAL TOWNSHIP, PA)
  • MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER,THE (about 21 miles; HERSHEY, PA)
  • SUNBURY COMMUNITY HOSP (about 21 miles; SUNBURY, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lykens:

Other public-use airports nearest to Lykens:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lykens:

  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 23 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 26 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 35 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 36 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 40 miles; YORK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,541)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 43 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
Public primary/middle schools in Lykens:

  • UPPER DAUPHIN AREA EL SCH (Students: 509; Grades: KG – 04)
  • UPPER DAUPHIN AREA MS (Students: 453; Grades: 05 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Lykens:

  • SPECKTOWN SCHOOL (Students: 27; Grades: 1 – 8)

 

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