Latest Data (2016)
Population 48,904
Nationwide Rank 777

Quick Facts

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the 777th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a city.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is currently 35.6% smaller than it was in 1920, the year of its peak recorded population.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 78% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
767 Monroe, Louisiana 49,297 -6.9%
768 Murray, Utah 49,230 8.0%
769 La Mirada, California 49,216 4.8%
770 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,206 -0.4%
771 Collierville, Tennessee 49,177 49.0%
772 Charleston, West Virginia 49,138 -7.8%
773 Newark, Ohio 49,134 6.0%
774 Saginaw, Michigan 48,984 -20.4%
775 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 48,969 4.0%
776 Cypress, California 48,906 4.9%
777 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 48,904 0.0%
778 Dunwoody, Georgia 48,884
779 East Lansing, Michigan 48,870 4.9%
780 Middletown, Ohio 48,813 -5.4%
781 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 48,747 10.3%
782 Minot, North Dakota 48,743 33.2%
783 Sheboygan, Wisconsin 48,686 -4.0%
784 Mishawaka, Indiana 48,679 3.5%
785 Niagara Falls, New York 48,632 -12.3%
786 Smyrna, Tennessee 48,596 74.8%
787 Covina, California 48,549 3.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
375 Reading 87,575 7.7%
439 Scranton 77,291 1.8%
462 Bethlehem 75,293 5.6%
629 Lancaster 59,218 4.3%
777 Harrisburg 48,904 0.0%
848 Altoona 44,589 -9.7%
859 York 43,859 6.2%
901 State College 41,992 9.3%
930 Wilkes-Barre 40,569 -5.6%
1107 Norristown 34,370 9.6%
1120 Chester 33,988 -7.8%
1184 Bethel Park 31,911 -4.6%
1297 Williamsport 28,834 -5.8%
1340 Monroeville 27,953 -4.4%
1362 Plum 27,399 1.7%
1386 Easton 26,978 2.8%
1449 Lebanon 25,726 5.3%
1516 Hazleton 24,659 6.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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