Harrisonburg, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Harrisonburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Harrisonburg had a population of 53,471 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisonburg: Hub of the Valley, Rockingham Court House, Rocktown.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 53,471
Population in Households 45,847
Population in Familes 25,542
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,624
Population Density2 3,085
Diversity Index3 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,186
Average Household Income $53,614
Per Capita Income $19,594

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,275 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,344 (59.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,460 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $223,982
Average Home Value $264,770
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,619
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 8,121
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.09% 1.01%
Households 1.18% 1.12%
Families 0.94% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Harrisonburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisonburg 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 # 16 97th
Population Density # 86 86th
Diversity Index # 114 81st
Median Household Income # 485 18th
Per Capita Income # 531 11th

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