Harrisburg, IL
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Harrisburg is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,891 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Harrisburg is the 235th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Harrisburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harrisburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrisburg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisburg who work in office and administrative support (12.91%), sales jobs (12.29%), and food service (7.53%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.64 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Harrisburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.53% of adults in Harrisburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2010 was $19,450, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,800 for a family of four. However, Harrisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harrisburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harrisburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrisburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harrisburg include German, English, Dutch, and French .

The most common language spoken in Harrisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.

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