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Harrisburg, PA
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Living in Harrisburg



Harrisburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 50,183 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Harrisburg is the 11th largest community in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Also of interest is that Harrisburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Harrisburg has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Harrisburg has quite a high level of public transit users. Harrisburg’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The population of Harrisburg overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Harrisburg, 22.47% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2018 was $24,094, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,376 for a family of four. However, Harrisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harrisburg is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Harrisburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harrisburg include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

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