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Harvard, IL
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Harvard profile


Living in Harvard



Harvard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,379 people and three associated neighborhoods, Harvard is the 230th largest community in Illinois.

The citizens of Harvard are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.80% of adults in Harvard have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Harvard in 2022 was $23,652, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,608 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Harvard, accounting for 53.49% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Harvard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harvard include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Swedish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Harvard's cultural character, accounting for 18.74% of the city’s population.

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