The City of Harrisonburg had a population of 53,367 as of July 1, 2016. Harrisonburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Harrisonburg is located at latitude 38.4363 and longitude -78.8733 in Harrisonburg (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harrisonburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Harrisonburg (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.
The City of Harrisonburg (GNIS ID: 1498563) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrisonburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisonburg: Hub of the Valley, Rockingham Court House, Rocktown.
|Population in Households||45,980|
|Population in Familes||25,310|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||7,387|
|Average Household Size||2.6|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||19,099 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,136 (32.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||11,523 (60.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,440 ( 7.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$217,758|
|Average Home Value||$253,546|
|Median Household Income||$37,191|
|Average Household Income||$50,750|
|Per Capita Income||$18,665|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-0.46%|
|Per Capita Income||0.18%|
The table below compares Harrisonburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 16||97th|
|Population Density1||# 86||86th|
|Diversity Index2||# 113||81st|
|Median Household Income||# 472||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 528||11th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.