Statewide Claims to Fame

Harrisonburg is 5th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Income below poverty line

Harrisonburg is 12th in Virginia out of 63 other cities in Current population (2012)

Harrisonburg is 13th in Virginia out of 59 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Harrisonburg is 14th in Virginia out of 121 other cities in Retail sales

Harrisonburg is 17th in Virginia out of 112 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Harrisonburg is 19th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Harrisonburg is 20th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Households

Harrisonburg is 20th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Housing units

Harrisonburg, Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Current population (2012) 50,981 12th 8,185,867 313,914,040
Size in square miles 17.4 23rd 39,490.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,808.2 82nd 202.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 5.0% 162nd 6.2% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 15.0% 175th 22.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.2% 128th 13.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 79.2% 163rd 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 35.1% 104th 34.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Race - White 78.4% 54th 71.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.4% 128th 19.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 79th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.5% 106th 6.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 55th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.1% 99th 2.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 15.7% 40th 8.4% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 72.4% 61st 64.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Female residents 53.4% 25th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.1% 91st 11.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Housing units 17,444 20th 3,387,654 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 44.8% 19th 21.4% 25.9%
Households 15,179 20th 2,991,025 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 37.3% 180th 68.4% 66.1%
Home median value $218,400 127th $254,600 $186,200
People per household 2.6 86th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Income per capita $16,992 178th $33,040 $27,915
Income per household $37,850 158th $63,302 $52,762
Income below poverty line 31.8% 5th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Harrisonburg Rank Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,693 26th 638,643 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,465,322 14th $105,663,299 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $33,306 13th $13,687 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $168,643 17th $15,340,483 $613,795,732

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