Harvard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,060 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Harvard is the 229th largest community in Illinois. Harvard has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Harvard, where the median household income is $53,362.00.
When you are in Harvard, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.17% of Harvard’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Harvard is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvard who work in office and administrative support (12.19%), maintenance occupations (11.70%), and sales jobs (11.41%).
In Harvard, just 10.68% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Harvard in 2018 was $20,345, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,380 for a family of four. However, Harvard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Harvard is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harvard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harvard residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Harvard also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 48.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harvard include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
In addition, Harvard has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.07%).
The most common language spoken in Harvard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.