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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Harvard, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Harvard, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Harvard’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Harvard does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $53,362.00.
Harvard is a blue-collar town, with 39.17% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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%).
The rate of college-level education in Harvard is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.68% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
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.