Latest Data (2018)
Population 49,229
Nationwide Rank 790

Quick Facts

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the 790th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a city.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is currently 35.2% smaller than it was in 1920, the year of its peak recorded population.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 75% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
780 Poway, California 49,704 3.0%
781 Enid, Oklahoma 49,585 5.6%
782 Bedford, Texas 49,464 4.7%
783 Dunwoody, Georgia 49,459
784 Downers Grove, Illinois 49,387 -0.5%
785 Troy, New York 49,374 0.3%
786 Wilson, North Carolina 49,329 9.4%
787 Murray, Utah 49,308 8.2%
788 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,272 -0.2%
789 Beaumont, California 49,241 331.2%
790 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 49,229 0.7%
791 Portage, Michigan 49,216 9.5%
792 Texas City, Texas 49,153 17.7%
793 Lawrence, Indiana 49,046 25.4%
794 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 49,039 11.0%
795 Cypress, California 48,958 5.0%
796 San Jacinto, California 48,867 104.4%
797 Middletown, Ohio 48,861 -5.3%
798 Ceres, California 48,769 39.9%
799 La Mirada, California 48,683 3.7%
800 Dublin, Ohio 48,647 53.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
329 Erie 96,471 -6.9%
375 Reading 88,495 8.8%
452 Scranton 77,182 1.7%
468 Bethlehem 75,790 6.3%
638 Lancaster 59,420 4.6%
790 Harrisburg 49,229 0.7%
877 York 44,118 6.9%
882 Altoona 43,702 -11.5%
909 State College 42,352 10.3%
949 Wilkes-Barre 40,806 -5.0%
1119 Norristown 34,422 9.8%
1140 Chester 33,909 -8.0%
1183 Bethel Park 32,501 -2.9%
1334 Williamsport 28,348 -7.4%
1369 Monroeville 27,529 -5.9%
1384 Easton 27,216 3.7%
1390 Plum 27,135 0.7%
1460 Lebanon 25,902 6.0%
1533 Hazleton 24,703 6.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 49,229 790
2017 49,192 782
2016 48,904 777
2015 49,081 773
2014 49,082 768
2013 49,188 759
2012 49,279 747
2011 49,333 736
2010 49,528 716
2009 47,418 746
2008 47,464 740
2007 47,416 733
2006 47,307 729
2005 47,332 714
2004 47,528 702
2003 48,062 689
2002 48,374 667
2001 48,550 654
2000 48,879 641
1990 51,964 497
1920 75,917 92
1910 64,186 88
1900 50,167 77
1890 39,385 75
1870 23,104 57
1860 13,405 70
1850 7,834 93
1840 5,980 71