Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2024

50,422

Harrisonburg, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 50,422 with a growth rate of -0.72% 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 48,999 and has seen a growth of 2.9% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202948,582-368-0.75%
202848,950-368-0.75%
202749,318-368-0.74%
202649,686-368-0.74%
202550,054-368-0.73%
202450,422-368-0.72%
202350,790-368-0.72%
202251,158-368-0.71%
202151,526-180-0.35%
202051,706-1,673-3.13%
201953,379-336-0.63%
201853,715-92-0.17%
201753,8071220.23%
201653,6859461.79%
201552,7391500.29%
201452,5891,0171.97%
201351,5722360.46%
201251,3361,3862.77%
201149,9509511.94%
201048,999
199030,70711,03656.1%
198019,6715,06634.69%
197014,6052,68922.57%
196011,9161,10610.23%
195010,8102,04223.29%
19408,7681,53621.24%
19307,2321,35723.1%
19205,875-42,707-87.91%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.72% (-368)
County Website
Harrisonburg
2010 Population
48,999
Area
17 mi²
Density
2966 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.9% (1,423)
Founded
1779

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36,78171.03%
Two or more races6,01811.62%
Black or African American3,8817.49%
Other race3,2166.21%
Asian1,6763.24%
Native American2120.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population by Race

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Harrisonburg, Virginia Median Age

25.4

Total

26.1

Male

24.3

Female

Harrisonburg, Virginia Adults

There are 43,287 adults, (4,975 of whom are seniors) in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Age Dependency

35.2

Age Dependency Ratio

13

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisonburg, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female26,74951.65%
Male25,03548.35%

Harrisonburg, Virginia Population by Age

Harrisonburg, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,1422.5938.161.9
Non Family8,2751.9823.576.5
Married5,8253.1362.837.2
Female2,0793.2130.769.3
Male9633.330.469.6
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3.03

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

38.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harrisonburg, Virginia 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

Harrisonburg, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harrisonburg, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 45.19%.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,118

Average Earnings

$41,705

Average Male

$34,331

Average Female

Harrisonburg, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harrisonburg, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harrisonburg, Virginia Language

73.24% of Harrisonburg, Virginia residents speak only English, while 26.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.36% of the population.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Language

Harrisonburg, Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White27,5177,90528.73%
Hispanic10,2062,06320.21%
Black3,4001,27437.47%
Multiple5,5411,26122.76%
Other3,02560019.83%
Asian1,33234726.05%
Native1963115.82%
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27.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.65%

Male Poverty Rate

28.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrisonburg, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg, Virginia is Black, with 37.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisonburg, Virginia is Native, with 15.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.31%.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.92%
High School18.39%
Some College13.57%
Bachelors or Greater5.68%
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Harrisonburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.71%
Male Unemployed39.79%
Female Employed22.79%
Male Employed13.29%
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Harrisonburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harrisonburg, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harrisonburg, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrisonburg, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harrisonburg, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,286

Number of Veterans

1,145

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by War

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by Race

Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisonburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harrisonburg, Virginia 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

46.62%

Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia

82.42%

Native Born

17.58%

Foreign Born

11.31%

Non Citizen

6.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.42% of Harrisonburg, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 46.62% having been born in Virginia. 11.31% 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

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