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Harrison City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Harrison City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Westmoreland County at latitude 40.3548 and longitude -79.6502. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 991 feet.

The formal official name is the Harrison City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Harrison City, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Harrison City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Harrison City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Harrison City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 136
Population in Households 136
Population in Familes 123
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,781
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $227,778
Average Home Value $261,290


Median Household Income $72,326
Average Household Income $84,180
Per Capita Income $32,441
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.15%
Households 0.68% 0.28%
Families 13.25% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.34%
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.


Harrison City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison City to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1702 4th
Population Density1 # 484 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 1332 24th
Median Household Income # 174 90th
Per Capita Income # 231 87th

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