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Paxtonia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,412 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Paxtonia is located in the central part of Lower Paxton Township at 40°19′4″N 76°47′28″W (40.317888, -76.791032). It is bordered to the north by Linglestown and to the west by Colonial Park. Interstate 81 forms the northern edge of the CDP, separating it from Linglestown, with access from Exit 72 (Mountain Road). U.S. Route 22 (Allentown Boulevard) is the main highway through the center of Paxtonia. Downtown Harrisburg is 6 miles (10 km) to the west via US 22.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,254 people, 2,102 households, and 1,462 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,267.8 people per square mile (874.4/km²). There were 2,188 housing units at an average density of 944.4/sq mi (364.1/km²).