Latest Data (2017)
Population 49,192
Nationwide Rank 782

Quick Facts

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the 782nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

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. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
772 Troy, New York 49,565 0.6%
773 Downers Grove, Illinois 49,540 -0.2%
774 Bedford, Texas 49,486 4.7%
775 Newark, Ohio 49,423 6.6%
776 Wilson, North Carolina 49,348 9.5%
777 Bentonville, Arkansas 49,298 142.7%
778 Murray, Utah 49,295 8.1%
779 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,247 -0.3%
780 Leander, Texas 49,234 482.7%
781 Twin Falls, Idaho 49,202 40.7%
782 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 49,192 0.6%
783 Mishawaka, Indiana 49,177 4.6%
784 La Mirada, California 49,095 4.6%
785 Cypress, California 49,064 5.2%
786 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 49,029 11.0%
787 Madison, Alabama 48,861 63.9%
788 East Lansing, Michigan 48,844 4.8%
789 Middletown, Ohio 48,823 -5.4%
790 Portage, Michigan 48,816 8.6%
791 Kannapolis, North Carolina 48,806 30.5%
792 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 48,793 3.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
317 Erie 97,369 -6.0%
372 Reading 88,423 8.7%
447 Scranton 77,605 2.3%
465 Bethlehem 75,707 6.2%
631 Lancaster 59,708 5.1%
782 Harrisburg 49,192 0.6%
867 York 44,132 6.9%
870 Altoona 44,098 -10.7%
901 State College 42,430 10.5%
934 Wilkes-Barre 40,806 -5.0%
1112 Norristown 34,510 10.1%
1122 Chester 34,077 -7.5%
1181 Bethel Park 32,404 -3.1%
1326 Williamsport 28,462 -7.0%
1355 Monroeville 27,716 -5.3%
1375 Plum 27,258 1.1%
1383 Easton 27,109 3.3%
1456 Lebanon 25,770 5.4%
1526 Hazleton 24,723 6.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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