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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Harrisburg is the 10th largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 50,980 as of July 1, 2016. Harrisburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrisburg is located at latitude 40.2759 and longitude -76.885 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harrisburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.13 sq. miles and a water area of 3.73 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 331 feet.

The City of Harrisburg (GNIS ID: 1215162) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrisburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisburg: Louisbourg, Paxtang.


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Harrisburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 50,980
Population in Households 49,993
Population in Familes 34,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 987
Population Density1 6,271
Diversity Index2 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,237
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 10,775
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,674 (30.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,563 (53.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,972 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $90,979
Average Home Value $113,739
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,981
Average Household Income $44,056
Per Capita Income $18,712
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.37%
Households 0.48% 0.41%
Families 0.22% 0.25%
Median Household Income   -0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Harrisburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisburg to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 79 96th
Diversity Index2 # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 1709 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1640 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.