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 (13.08%), sales jobs (12.77%), and maintenance occupations (6.92%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Harrisburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.09 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Harrisburg with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.82% of adults in Harrisburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2010 was $20,817, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,268 for a family of four. However, Harrisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Harrisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.