Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2021

52,072
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Harrisonburg is a city located in Rockingham County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Rockingham County. With a 2020 population of 52,072, it is the 13th largest city in Virginia and the 760th largest city in the United States . Harrisonburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.90% annually but its population has increased by 6.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,914 in 2010. Harrisonburg reached it's highest population of 53,644 in 2017. Spanning over 17 miles, Harrisonburg has a population density of 3,003 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harrisonburg is $65,667 with a poverty rate of 28.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $883 per month, and the median house value is $203,600. 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 Harrisonburg was:

  • White: 80.41%
  • Black or African American: 7.41%
  • Two or more races: 6.67%
  • Asian: 3.89%
  • Other race: 1.48%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harrisonburg, Virginia is 52,072 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,488.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,914.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2021

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

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

Harrisonburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,83880.41%
Black or African American3,9467.41%
Two or More Races3,5546.67%
Asian2,0733.89%
Some Other Race7861.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.14%
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Harrisonburg Population by Race

Harrisonburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Harrisonburg Median Age

25.4


Total

26.2


Male

24.4


Female

Harrisonburg Adults

There are 44,564 adults, (4,778 of whom are seniors) in Harrisonburg.

Harrisonburg Age Dependency

33.9

Age Dependency Ratio

12

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisonburg Sex Ratio

Female

27,725

52.04%

Male

25,548

47.96%

Harrisonburg Population by Age

Harrisonburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harrisonburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.6%37.4%
All39.6%60.4%
Male37.5%62.5%
Female32.8%67.2%
Non Family24.5%75.5%

39.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harrisonburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,7232.7539.6
Non Family7,7162.1124.5
Married5,8093.362.6
Female2,1203.1332.8
Male1,0783.5737.5

3.14

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Harrisonburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2558.35%
9th to 12th Grade2,0997.77%
High School Graduate6,90925.59%
Some College4,12615.28%
Associates Degree1,8186.73%
Bachelors Degree5,45920.22%
Graduate Degree4,33616.06%
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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
White18,26216,7878,230
Hispanic5,4613,183444
Black2,2931,960739
2+ Races1,378527102
Asian861645314
Other Race401331132
Native American373721

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 56.76%.

Harrisonburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,163$38,132$28,332
Less Than 9th Grade$25,189$28,679$16,708
High School Graduate$26,033$30,378$21,297
Some College$28,901$32,416$24,902
Bachelors Degree$42,639$45,096$36,875
Graduate Degree$57,500$64,955$53,192

$32,163

Average Earnings

$38,132

Average Male

$28,332

Average Female

Harrisonburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harrisonburg Language by Age

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Harrisonburg Language

74.47% of Harrisonburg residents speak only English, while 25.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.40% of the population.

Harrisonburg Language

Harrisonburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,6918,80329.65%
Hispanic10,0752,31222.95%
Black3,4691,14733.06%
Multiple3,19564920.31%
Asian1,53546630.36%
Other71914420.03%

28.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.48%

Male Poverty Rate

30.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrisonburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg is Black, with 33.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg is Other, with 20.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.02%.

Harrisonburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School19.67%
Less Than 9th Grade18.07%
Some College15.02%
Bachelors or Greater6.44%

Harrisonburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.75%
Male Unemployed57.80%
Female Employed21.05%
Male Employed16.53%

Harrisonburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harrisonburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,679$65,667
Families$63,410$80,838
Married Families$78,953-
Non Families$30,103$45,428
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Income by Household Type

Harrisonburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.3%

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 Marital Status

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1,236

Number of Veterans

1,028

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam436
Second Gulf War408
First Gulf War189
Korea73
World War II56

Harrisonburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74331
18 to 34306
55 to 64221
75+212
35 to 54166

Harrisonburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0202.81%
Black1163.44%
Hispanic901.26%
2+ Races712.84%
Asian291.59%

Harrisonburg Veterans by Race

Harrisonburg Veterans by Education

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18.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisonburg Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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48.26%

Born in Harrisonburg

82.88%

Native Born

17.12%

Foreign Born

12.20%

Non Citizen

4.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.88% of Harrisonburg residents were born in the United States, with 48.26% having been born in Virginia. 12.20% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202152,072-472-0.90%
202052,544-472-0.89%
201953,016-472-0.88%
201853,488-156-0.29%
201753,6441020.19%
201653,5428671.65%
201552,6751330.25%
201452,5421,0051.95%
201351,5372250.44%
201251,3121,3772.76%
201149,9359421.92%
201048,9938,5251.93%
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%

Harrisonburg Population by Year