Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2020

54,445
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Harrisonburg is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 54,445, it is the 13th largest city in Virginia and the 725th largest city in the United States. Harrisonburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually and its population has increased by 11.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,914 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Harrisonburg has a population density of 3,140 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harrisonburg is $60,920 with a poverty rate of 28.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $197,400. The median age in Harrisonburg is 25.1 years, 25.8 years for males, and 24.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.

Harrisonburg Demographics

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

  • White: 81.06%
  • Black or African American: 7.41%
  • Two or more races: 5.82%
  • Asian: 3.97%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harrisonburg, Virginia is 54,445, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,033.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,914.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020137,3911,0570.77%
2019136,3341,0570.78%
2018135,2771,0570.78%
2017134,2201,1960.89%
2016133,0241,8161.37%
2015131,2087650.58%
2014130,4431,4711.13%
2013128,9725210.40%
2012128,4511,6691.30%
2011126,7821,3841.09%
2010125,3980.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,27981.06%
Black or African American3,9587.41%
Two or More Races3,1075.82%
Asian2,1193.97%
Some Other Race9141.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.03%
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Harrisonburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Harrisonburg Median Age

25.1


Total

25.8


Male

24.2


Female

Harrisonburg Adults

There are 44,590 adults, (4,700 of whom are seniors) in Harrisonburg.

Harrisonburg Age Dependency

33.8

Age Dependency Ratio

11.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisonburg Sex Ratio

Female

27,811

52.09%

Male

25,580

47.91%

Harrisonburg Households and Families

Harrisonburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harrisonburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.2%39.8%
Male39.9%60.1%
All38.2%61.8%
Female31%69%
Non Family24.1%75.9%

38.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,7682.7438.2
Non Family7,9342.0624.1
Married5,6763.4160.2
Female2,1763.1631
Male9823.4839.9

3.18

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Harrisonburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2138.25%
9th to 12th Grade2,0537.65%
High School Graduate7,08326.40%
Some College4,10115.28%
Associates Degree1,7346.46%
Bachelors Degree5,48920.46%
Graduate Degree4,15815.50%
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Harrisonburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,33916,9408,199
Hispanic5,3043,039326
Black2,1141,750635
Multiple Races1,146474111
Asian834625328
Other Race498385165
Native American1212

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 white people with a rate of 44.71%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,568$36,723$26,889
Less Than High School$25,254$28,793$19,943
High School Grad$25,323$29,793$18,567
Some College$28,629$35,296$24,679
Bachelors Degree$40,080$43,551$32,730
Graduate Degree$53,233$64,629$48,333

$31,568

Average Earnings

$36,723

Average Male

$26,889

Average Female

Harrisonburg Language

Harrisonburg Language by Age

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Harrisonburg Language

73.98% of Harrisonburg residents speak only English, while 26.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.18% of the population.

Harrisonburg Poverty

Harrisonburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,9919,27330.92%
Hispanic9,9312,04620.60%
Black3,28780424.46%
Asian1,58656735.75%
Multiple2,79854019.30%
Other87210612.16%
Native14214.29%

28.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.90%

Male Poverty Rate

30.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrisonburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg is Asian, with 35.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg is Other, with 12.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.41%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.61%
High School17.14%
Some College15.68%
Bachelors or Greater6.70%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.44%
Male Unemployed38.08%
Female Employed21.25%
Male Employed17.17%

Harrisonburg Income

Harrisonburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,893$60,920
Families$61,645$76,767
Married Families$75,320-
Non Families$27,718$40,405
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Harrisonburg Marital Status

Harrisonburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.5%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

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 55-64.

Harrisonburg Marital Status by Race

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Harrisonburg Veterans

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1,421

Number of Veterans

1,211

Male Veterans

210

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War499
Vietnam425
First Gulf War129
Korea86
World War II69
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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34336
65 to 74310
55 to 64307
75+277
35 to 54191
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2723.47%
Hispanic1271.83%
Black702.11%
2 or More582.83%
Asian211.13%

Harrisonburg Veterans by Education

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14.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisonburg Employment Status

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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48.61%

Born in Virginia

82.79%

Native Born

17.21%

Foreign Born

11.84%

Non Citizen

5.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.79% of Harrisonburg residents were born in the United States, with 48.61% having been born in Virginia. 11.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202054,4452060.38%
201954,2392060.38%
201854,0331260.23%
201753,9072060.38%
201653,7019461.79%
201552,7551970.37%
201452,5581,0081.96%
201351,5502350.46%
201251,3151,3832.77%
201149,9329411.92%
201048,9918,5231.93%
200040,4689,7612.80%
199030,70711,0364.55%
198019,6715,0663.02%
197014,6052,6892.06%
196011,9161,1060.98%
195010,8102,0422.12%
19408,7681,5361.94%
19307,2321,3572.10%
19205,8759961.88%
19104,8791,3583.32%
19003,5217292.35%
18902,792-39-0.14%
18802,8310.00%