Harvard, Illinois Population 2021

8,956
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Harvard is a city located in McHenry County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 8,956, it is the 234th largest city in Illinois and the 3338th largest city in the United States . Harvard is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -5.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,447 in 2010. Harvard reached it's highest population of 9,436 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Harvard has a population density of 1,098 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harvard is $62,201 with a poverty rate of 14.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $966 per month, and the median house value is $124,800. The median age in Harvard is 30.9 years, 30.1 years for males, and 32.5 years for females.

Harvard Demographics

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

  • White: 91.66%
  • Other race: 5.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.41%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Harvard, Illinois is 8,956 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,112.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,447.

Harvard, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,50791.66%
Some Other Race4975.36%
Two or More Races2242.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.18%
Asian140.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.12%
Black or African American110.12%
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Harvard Population by Race

Harvard Population Pyramid $2021

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Harvard Median Age

30.9


Total

30.1


Male

32.5


Female

Harvard Adults

There are 6,294 adults, (876 of whom are seniors) in Harvard.

Harvard Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Harvard Sex Ratio

Female

4,677

50.39%

Male

4,604

49.61%

Harvard Population by Age

Harvard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harvard Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.4%34.6%
Male53.3%46.7%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family39.9%60.1%
Female34%66%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harvard Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9883.1153.3
Married1,5223.965.4
Non Family7691.2239.9
Female4233.5634
Male2743.2853.3

3.63

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

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Harvard Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade73913.80%
9th to 12th Grade88016.43%
High School Graduate1,82834.12%
Some College1,03119.25%
Associates Degree3075.73%
Bachelors Degree4107.65%
Graduate Degree1623.02%
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Harvard Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harvard Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,2842,853423
Hispanic2,011823124
Other Race31716210
2+ Races343411
Native American1717
Asian141414
Black1111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Harvard Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,965$36,957$27,106
Less Than 9th Grade$26,061$30,699$22,101
High School Graduate$35,072$41,974$29,457
Some College$30,761$41,094$26,685
Bachelors Degree$27,229$40,000$26,489
Graduate Degree$75,659$$75,614

$29,965

Average Earnings

$36,957

Average Male

$27,106

Average Female

Harvard Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harvard Language by Age

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Harvard Language

60.81% of Harvard residents speak only English, while 39.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.41% of the population.

Harvard Language

Harvard Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,44182118.49%
White4,6774208.98%
Multiple2249642.86%
Other4896312.88%
Islander1111100.00%

14.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.29%

Male Poverty Rate

14.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harvard

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harvard is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harvard is White, with 8.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.80%.

Harvard Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.14%
High School8.04%
Some College6.73%
Bachelors or Greater1.75%

Harvard Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.42%
Female Unemployed13.36%
Female Employed8.56%
Male Employed6.10%

Harvard Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harvard Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,362$62,201
Families$58,730$66,480
Married Families$73,193-
Non Families$27,120$41,458
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Income by Household Type

Harvard Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Harvard Married by Age and Sex

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Harvard Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harvard Marital Status by Race

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Harvard Marital Status

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314

Number of Veterans

289

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam108
First Gulf War100
Second Gulf War17
World War II16
Korea9

Harvard Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74108
35 to 54100
75+42
18 to 3434
55 to 6430

Harvard Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3145.40%
Hispanic361.47%

Harvard Veterans by Race

Harvard Veterans by Education

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16.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harvard Veterans by Education

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70.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Harvard Employment by Age

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Harvard Employment by Race

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Harvard 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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64.24%

Born in Harvard

79.93%

Native Born

20.07%

Foreign Born

15.73%

Non Citizen

4.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.93% of Harvard residents were born in the United States, with 64.24% having been born in Illinois. 15.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harvard Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,956-52-0.58%
20209,008-52-0.57%
20199,060-52-0.57%
20189,112-20-0.22%
20179,132-18-0.20%
20169,150-54-0.59%
20159,204-33-0.36%
20149,237-42-0.45%
20139,279-75-0.80%
20129,354-43-0.46%
20119,397-39-0.41%
20109,4361,4401.67%
20007,9962,0212.96%
19905,9758491.54%
19805,126-51-0.10%
19705,1779292.00%
19604,2487842.06%
19503,4643431.05%
19403,1211330.44%
19302,988-306-0.97%
19203,2942860.91%
19103,0084061.46%
19002,6020.00%

Harvard Population by Year