Harriston, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Harriston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Harriston Census Designated Place had a population of 940 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.2174 and longitude -78.8322 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harriston: Patterson.

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Harriston, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 940
Population in Households 940
Population in Familes 791
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 596
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $45,552
Average Household Income $59,080
Per Capita Income $22,780


Total Housing Units 385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $166,304
Average Home Value $219,843


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 251
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.41% 0.55%
Households 0.39% 0.51%
Families 0.15% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   4.37%

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, 2018 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 # 345 42nd
Diversity Index # 471 21st
Median Household Income # 371 38th
Per Capita Income # 418 30th

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