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is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, three miles (5 km) southeast of Harrisburg. In 1900, 12,086 people lived here; in 1910, 14,246 people lived here; in 1920, 13,248 people lived here; and in 1940, 13,115 people lived here. The population was 5,858 at the 2000 census. The borough is part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Steelton was incorporated as a borough on January 19, 1880. The extensive works of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, later operated by Bethlehem Steel, are located along the Susquehanna River in Steelton. Also present at one time were brickyards, a flouring mill, and machine shops.
Steelton is the birthplace of Homer Litzenberg, the Korean War hero who commanded the 7th Marine Regiment during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
Steelton is located at (40.231040, -76.832087).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,858 people, 2,312 households, and 1,518 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,215.6 people per square mile (1,242.7/km²). There were 2,533 housing units at an average density of 1,390.4/sq mi (537.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 62.03% White, 31.12% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.41% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.48% of the population. 15.0% were of German, 7.7% American, 6.0% Irish, 5.7% Italian and 5.4% Croatian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 2,312 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the borough the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $34,829, and the median income for a family was $39,556. Males had a median income of $30,488 versus $24,701 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,612. About 9.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.
Steelton is also the home of legendary Slam Dunk Contest Judge Eddie Albert. Steelton is also home to the 2007 Class "A" Pennsylvania State Football Champions and the 2008 Class "AAA" Boys Basketball Champions. The titles occurred within the same academic year. Also the 2008 Class "A" PIAA State Champs the only team to have a football, basketball, and football state champs in a row in PA.
[on the Susquehanna River]
[established in 1866]