Harrisburg, Illinois Population 2021

9,916
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Harrisburg is a city located in Saline County Illinois. Harrisburg has a 2020 population of 9,916. It is also the county seat of Saline County. Harrisburg is currently declining at a rate of -1.26% annually and its population has decreased by -7.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,777 in 2010. Harrisburg reached it's highest population of 10,781 in 2011.

The average household income in Harrisburg is $50,877 with a poverty rate of 23.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $580 per month, and the median house value is $74,500. The median age in Harrisburg is 40.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Harrisburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harrisburg was:

  • White: 89.99%
  • Two or more races: 4.31%
  • Black or African American: 3.59%
  • Asian: 1.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
  • Other race: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Harrisburg, Illinois is 9,916 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,297.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,777.

Harrisburg, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,33389.99%
Two or More Races4474.31%
Black or African American3723.59%
Asian1671.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander380.37%
Some Other Race140.13%
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Harrisburg Population by Race

Harrisburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Harrisburg Median Age

40.6


Total

38.1


Male

44.9


Female

Harrisburg Adults

There are 7,988 adults, (1,968 of whom are seniors) in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisburg Sex Ratio

Female

5,346

51.55%

Male

5,025

48.45%

Harrisburg Population by Age

Harrisburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harrisburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All67.8%32.2%
Male57.9%42.1%
Non Family56.5%43.5%
Female36.6%63.4%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harrisburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3372.3167.8
Married1,8432.9689.7
Non Family1,5371.0956.5
Female6393.2336.6
Male3182.6157.9

2.88

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Harrisburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2663.64%
9th to 12th Grade6408.76%
High School Graduate1,97026.96%
Some College1,95826.79%
Associates Degree1,07314.68%
Bachelors Degree86611.85%
Graduate Degree5357.32%
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Harrisburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harrisburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,6515,8641,299
Black24221541
2+ Races2301558
Asian1009732
Hispanic5238
Islander383821

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 55.26%.

Harrisburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,273$31,149$22,194
Less Than 9th Grade$17,059$20,227$
High School Graduate$22,614$36,000$14,288
Some College$28,365$29,129$27,578
Bachelors Degree$41,917$46,875$36,375
Graduate Degree$66,932$84,196$57,794

$27,273

Average Earnings

$31,149

Average Male

$22,194

Average Female

Harrisburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harrisburg Language by Age

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Harrisburg Language

96.85% of Harrisburg residents speak only English, while 3.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Harrisburg Language

Harrisburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,9952,15924.00%
Multiple44110924.72%
Black3059330.49%
Hispanic721013.89%
Asian16752.99%

23.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.37%

Male Poverty Rate

23.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrisburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrisburg is Black, with 30.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisburg is Asian, with 2.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.83%.

Harrisburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.57%
High School20.95%
Some College18.29%
Bachelors or Greater9.38%

Harrisburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.02%
Female Unemployed40.96%
Female Employed19.65%
Male Employed8.54%

Harrisburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harrisburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,610$50,877
Families$49,360$61,312
Married Families$66,060-
Non Families$20,156$28,391
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Income by Household Type

Harrisburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrisburg Married by Age and Sex

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Harrisburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harrisburg Marital Status by Race

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Harrisburg Marital Status

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775

Number of Veterans

743

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam254
First Gulf War204
Korea87
World War II39
Second Gulf War33

Harrisburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54246
75+215
65 to 74162
55 to 64143
18 to 349

Harrisburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White75310.29%
2+ Races218.71%
Hispanic33.85%
Black10.35%

Harrisburg Veterans by Race

Harrisburg Veterans by Education

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12.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisburg Veterans by Education

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54.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Harrisburg Employment by Age

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Harrisburg Employment by Race

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Harrisburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.23%

Born in Harrisburg

98.47%

Native Born

1.53%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.47% of Harrisburg residents were born in the United States, with 73.23% having been born in Illinois. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Harrisburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,916-127-1.26%
202010,043-127-1.25%
201910,170-127-1.23%
201810,297-76-0.73%
201710,373-115-1.10%
201610,488-115-1.08%
201510,6030.00%
201410,603-131-1.22%
201310,734-47-0.44%
201210,7810.00%
201110,78140.04%
201010,7770.00%

Harrisburg Population by Year