Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2021

Harrisonburg, Virginia's estimated population is 52,072 with a growth rate of -0.90% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harrisonburg, Virginia is the 36th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 48,993 and has seen a growth of 6.28% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth 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%
201048,99318,28659.55%
199030,70711,03656.10%
198019,6715,06634.69%
197014,6052,68922.57%
196011,9161,10610.23%
195010,8102,04223.29%
19408,7681,53621.24%
19307,2321,35723.10%
19205,8750.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.90%
County Website
Founded
1779
2010 Population
48,993
Growth Since 2010
6.28%
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Harrisonburg, Virginia Population Growth

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, Virginia Population by Race

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Median Age

25.4


Total

26.2


Male

24.4


Female

Harrisonburg, Virginia Adults

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

Harrisonburg, Virginia Age Dependency

33.9

Age Dependency Ratio

12

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisonburg, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

27,725

52.04%

Male

25,548

47.96%

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population by Age

Harrisonburg, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harrisonburg, Virginia Language by Age

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Language

74.47% of Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Language

Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Poverty

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

Harrisonburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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

Harrisonburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrisonburg, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Veterans by Age

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

Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by Race

Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

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18.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment by Age

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment by Race

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Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia

82.88%

Native Born

17.12%

Foreign Born

12.20%

Non Citizen

4.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.88% of Harrisonburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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