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Harrisonburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 52,638 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Harrisonburg is the 18th largest community in Virginia.
Harrisonburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Harrisonburg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisonburg who work in food service (13.69%), sales jobs (11.47%) and office and administrative support (10.71%).
Harrisonburg is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Harrisonburg have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Harrisonburg’s economy is one such example of this.
Not only is Harrisonburg a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Harrisonburg a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One of the benefits of Harrisonburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.01 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Harrisonburg is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.65% of adults in Harrisonburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrisonburg in 2010 was $17,919, which is low income relative to Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,676 for a family of four. However, Harrisonburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Harrisonburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Harrisonburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harrisonburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrisonburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Harrisonburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harrisonburg include German, English, Irish, Italian, Polish and Swiss.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Harrisonburg's cultural character, accounting for 15.48% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Harrisonburg is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||15,881|
|HARRISONBURG HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||30.50%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||69.50%|
|TYPE OF HARRISONBURG HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||35.00%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||22.74%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.54%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||28.86%|
|SIZE OF HARRISONBURG HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.29%|
|AGE OF HARRISONBURG HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||20.31%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||53.85%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||16.98%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.86%|
|HARRISONBURG REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$214,862|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,093|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||5.01%|
|$52,001 - $103,000||2.80%|
|$103,001 - $206,000||41.90%|
|$206,001 - $310,000||32.22%|
|$310,001 - $413,000||11.30%|
|$413,001 - $516,000||5.10%|
|$516,001 - $774,000||1.02%|
|$774,001 - $1,032,000||0.28%|
|PEOPLE OF HARRISONBURG||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.94%|
|5 TO 17||10.82%|
|18 TO 24||38.15%|
|25 TO 34||14.12%|
|35 TO 54||17.27%|
|55 TO 64||6.89%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||7.81%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||83.79%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$38,807|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$17,919|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||32.51%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (18.64%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.91%)
Public Service (2.82%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.30%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.19%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.06%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.30%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.96%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||17.30%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (12.83%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (77.08%)
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