Harriston, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harriston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Harriston Census Designated Place had a population of 939 as of July 1, 2017. Harriston ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Harriston is located at latitude 38.2083 and longitude -78.8259 in Augusta County. The formal boundaries for the Harriston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Augusta County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The Harriston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630778) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harriston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harriston: Patterson.

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Harriston, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 939
Daytime Population: Workers 57
Daytime Population: Residents 464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 521
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 785
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 596
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $45,060
Average Household Income $57,786
Per Capita Income $22,370


Total Housing Units 385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $155,208
Average Home Value $206,731


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 251
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.61%
Households 0.45% 0.51%
Families 0.17% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Harriston, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harriston to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 371 38th
Population Density # 344 42nd
Diversity Index # 473 20th
Median Household Income # 356 40th
Per Capita Income # 418 30th

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