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Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 48,950. The Harrisburg area population was estimated in 2006 at 652,263,[1] making it the fourth most populous metropolitan area in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (The Lehigh Valley). Harrisburg is the county seat of Dauphin County[2] and lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, 105miles (169km) west-northwest of Philadelphia.
Harrisburg has played a critical role in American history during the Westward Migration, the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. During part of the 19th century, the building of the Pennsylvania Canal and later the Pennsylvania Railroad, allowed Harrisburg to become one of the most industrialized cities in the Northeastern United States.

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Stats about Harrisburg

Total Population: 49,100
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $26,920
Median Home Value: $56,900
State sales tax: 6.0%

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