Statewide Claims to Fame

Harrisburg is 5th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Harrisburg is 5th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Harrisburg is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Harrisburg is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

Harrisburg is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Harrisburg is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Harrisburg is 9th in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Harrisburg is 9th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Harrisburg is 9th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Harrisburg is 12th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Income below poverty line

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 49,279 9th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 8.1 34th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 6,092 42nd 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 8.9% 5th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.8% 19th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.1% 244th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 79.9% 241st 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 17.6% 173rd 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 30.7% 252nd 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 52.4% 7th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 5th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.5% 47th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 33rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.2% 6th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 18.0% 13th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 24.8% 253rd 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.9% 147th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.4% 64th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 24,269 8th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 39.6% 37th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 21,542 9th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 39.8% 245th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $83,800 210th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.2 168th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $19,061 204th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $32,949 213th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 31.6% 12th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Harrisburg Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,654 9th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $560,927 18th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,830 99th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $137,717 6th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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