Harvard, Illinois Population 2024

9,205

Harvard is a city located in McHenry County Illinois. Harvard has a 2024 population of 9,205. Harvard is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -2.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,454 in 2020.

The average household income in Harvard is $73,752 with a poverty rate of 14.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Harvard is 29.3 years, 31.5 years for males, and 27.4 years for females.

Harvard Demographics

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

  • White: 73.79%
  • Two or more races: 19.01%
  • Other race: 6.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,128.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.63% (-249)
The current population of Harvard, Illinois is 9,205 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,454.

Harvard, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,16173.79%
Two or more races1,84519.01%
Other race6246.43%
Black or African American350.36%
Native American270.28%
Asian130.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harvard Population by Race

Harvard Population Pyramid 2024

Harvard Median Age

29.3

Total

31.5

Male

27.4

Female

Harvard Adults

There are 6,323 adults, (849 of whom are seniors) in Harvard.

Harvard Age Dependency

77.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Harvard Sex Ratio

Female4,94550.95%
Male4,76049.05%

Harvard Population by Age

Harvard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1013.1257.642.4
Married1,4613.9673.226.8
Non Family9021.173862
Female4344.3746.153.9
Male3043.1456.943.1
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3.84

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harvard Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Harvard Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harvard Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Harvard Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,881

Average Earnings

$38,337

Average Male

$29,783

Average Female

Harvard Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harvard Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harvard Language

60.52% of Harvard residents speak only English, while 39.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.59% of the population.

Harvard Language

Harvard Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,1341,03220.1%
White4,2042936.97%
Other62416927.08%
Multiple1,845241.3%
Native272177.78%
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14.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.1%

Male Poverty Rate

15.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harvard

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harvard is Native, with 77.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harvard is Multiple, with 1.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.56%.

Harvard Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.92%
Less Than 9th Grade10.66%
Some College5.07%
Bachelors or Greater1.96%
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Harvard Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.53%
Male Unemployed27.43%
Female Employed6.91%
Male Employed2.2%
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Harvard Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harvard Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harvard Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Harvard Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harvard 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 35-44.

Harvard Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harvard Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

372

Number of Veterans

352

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Harvard Veterans by War

count

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Harvard Veterans by Age

count

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Harvard Veterans by Race

Harvard Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harvard Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Harvard Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harvard Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harvard Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.71%

Born in Harvard

81.26%

Native Born

18.74%

Foreign Born

15.52%

Non Citizen

3.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.26% of Harvard residents were born in the United States, with 65.71% having been born in Illinois. 15.52% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,770-87-0.98%
20288,857-87-0.97%
20278,944-87-0.96%
20269,031-87-0.95%
20259,118-87-0.95%
20249,205-87-0.94%
20239,292-87-0.93%
20229,379-87-0.92%
20219,466120.13%
20209,4543974.38%
20199,057-58-0.64%
20189,115-24-0.26%
20179,139-16-0.17%
20169,155-55-0.6%
20159,210-31-0.34%
20149,241-41-0.44%
20139,282-75-0.8%
20129,357-40-0.43%
20119,397-39-0.41%
20109,4361,44018.01%
20007,9962,02133.82%
19905,97584916.56%
19805,126-51-0.99%
19705,17792921.87%
19604,24878422.63%
19503,46434310.99%
19403,1211334.45%
19302,988-306-9.29%
19203,2942869.51%
19103,00840615.6%
19002,602
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Harvard Population by Year