Harrisonburg city, Virginia Population 2020

Harrisonburg city, Virginia's estimated population is 54,285 with a growth rate of 0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harrisonburg city, Virginia is the 35th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202054,2851260.23%
201954,1591260.23%
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%
201048,99118,28459.54%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.23%
County Website
Founded
1779
County Seat
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Harrisonburg city, Virginia Population Growth

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 city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Harrisonburg city, Virginia Median Age

25.1


Total

25.8


Male

24.2


Female

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Adults

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

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Age Dependency

33.8

Age Dependency Ratio

11.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

27,811

52.09%

Male

25,580

47.91%

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Households and Families

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harrisonburg city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Language

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Language by Age

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Harrisonburg city, Virginia Language

73.98% of Harrisonburg city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Poverty

Harrisonburg city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Income

Harrisonburg city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Marital Status

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.5%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrisonburg city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Harrisonburg city, 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 city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Harrisonburg city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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14.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisonburg city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia 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.

  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