Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2022

51,600
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Harrisonburg is a city located in Rockingham County Virginia. Harrisonburg has a 2020 population of 51,600. It is also the county seat of Rockingham County. Harrisonburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually but its population has increased by 5.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,993 in 2010.

The average household income in Harrisonburg is $65,667 with a poverty rate of 25.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $911 per month, and the median house value is $220,100. The median age in Harrisonburg is 25.4 years, 26.2 years for males, and 24.4 years for females.

Harrisonburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harrisonburgwas:

  • White: 77.22%
  • Two or more races: 8.37%
  • Black or African American: 7.79%
  • Asian: 3.46%
  • Other race: 3.07%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harrisonburg, Virginia is 51,600 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,600.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,993.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010125,4010.00%
2011126,7961,3951.10%
2012128,4491,6531.29%
2013128,9565070.39%
2014130,4201,4641.12%
2015131,1207000.53%
2016132,9091,7891.35%
2017134,0411,1320.84%
2018134,7497080.53%
2019134,9642150.16%
2020135,1792150.16%
2021135,3942150.16%

Harrisonburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,35677.22%
Black or African American4,1727.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native520.10%
Asian1,8543.46%
Some Other Race1,6423.07%
Two or More Races4,4828.37%
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Harrisonburg Population by Race

Harrisonburg Population Pyramid 2022

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Harrisonburg Median Age

25.8


Total

26.3


Male

25.1


Female

Harrisonburg Adults

There are 44,800 adults, (4,892 of whom are seniors) in Harrisonburg.

Harrisonburg Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisonburg Sex Ratio

Female

27,546

51.43%

Male

26,012

48.57%

Harrisonburg Population by Age

Harrisonburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harrisonburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.8%38.2%
All40.5%59.5%
Male36%64%
Female34.9%65.1%
Non Family24.9%75.1%

40.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harrisonburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,7512.7640.5
Married6,2053.1761.8
Male1,0743.4536
Female2,0773.3434.9
Non Family7,3952.1624.9

3.1

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Harrisonburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4608.98%
9th to 12th Grade2,1047.68%
High School Graduate7,09525.91%
Some College4,34115.85%
Associates Degree1,7336.33%
Bachelors Degree5,48720.04%
Graduate Degree4,16415.21%
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Harrisonburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harrisonburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American222212
White18,05916,4877,868
Black2,3081,913741
Other Race754446173
Asian866682190
2+ Races2,0921,151267
Hispanic5,6513,283583

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 54.55%.

Harrisonburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,137$36,858$28,254
Less Than 9th Grade$25,585$29,120$16,889
High School Graduate$26,574$29,538$21,701
Some College$29,228$33,289$23,394
Bachelors Degree$40,875$44,643$38,365
Graduate Degree$58,136$67,361$53,862

$32,137

Average Earnings

$36,858

Average Male

$28,254

Average Female

Harrisonburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harrisonburg Language by Age

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Harrisonburg Language

74.48% of Harrisonburg residents speak only English, while 25.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.70% of the population.

Harrisonburg Language

Harrisonburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,7251,11629.96%
Asian1,32637628.36%
White29,5868,16127.58%
Other235NaN%
Hispanic10,2271,92718.84%
Multiple4,03976118.84%

25.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.27%

Male Poverty Rate

27.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrisonburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg is Black, with 29.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg is Multiple, with 18.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.91%.

Harrisonburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.10%
High School16.67%
Some College11.88%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%

Harrisonburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.31%
Male Unemployed39.64%
Female Employed21.25%
Female Unemployed53.18%

Harrisonburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harrisonburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,117$66,809
Families$65,160$80,469
Married Families$78,468-
Non Families$30,732$46,566
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Income by Household Type

Harrisonburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.6%

Male Marriage Rate

26.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrisonburg Married by Age and Sex

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Harrisonburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Harrisonburg Marital Status by Race

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Harrisonburg Marital Status

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1,248

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War404
First Gulf War206
Vietnam376
Korea57
World War II42

Harrisonburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34280
35 to 54121
55 to 64263
65 to 74300
75+284

Harrisonburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0332.92%
Black992.86%
Asian301.72%
2+ Races862.71%
Hispanic981.33%

Harrisonburg Veterans by Race

Harrisonburg Veterans by Education

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17.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisonburg Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Harrisonburg Employment by Age

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Harrisonburg Employment by Race

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Harrisonburg 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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48.01%

Born in Harrisonburg

83.65%

Native Born

16.35%

Foreign Born

11.16%

Non Citizen

5.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.65% of Harrisonburg residents were born in the United States, with 48.01% having been born in Virginia. 11.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harrisonburg Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18802,8310.00%
18902,792-39-0.14%
19003,5217292.35%
19104,8791,3583.32%
19205,8759961.88%
19307,2321,3572.10%
19408,7681,5361.94%
195010,8102,0422.12%
196011,9161,1060.98%
197014,6052,6892.06%
198019,6715,0663.02%
199030,70711,0364.55%
200040,4689,7612.80%
201048,9938,5251.93%
201149,9359421.92%
201251,3121,3772.76%
201351,5372250.44%
201452,5421,0051.95%
201552,6751330.25%
201653,5428671.65%
201753,6441020.19%
201853,488-156-0.29%
201953,016-472-0.88%
202052,544-472-0.89%
202152,072-472-0.90%
202251,600-472-0.91%

Harrisonburg Population by Year