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Population (year 2000): 48,950. Estimated population in July 2005: 47,472 (-3.0% change)
Males: 23,006 (47.0%), Females: 25,944 (53.0%)

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Median resident age: 33.0 years
Median household income: $26,920 (year 2000)
Median house value: $56,900 (year 2000)

Harrisburg, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Harrisburg:

  • Black (54.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (28.6%)
  • Hispanic (11.7%)
  • Other race (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • Vietnamese (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (9.6%), Irish (4.6%), Italian (3.7%), United States (3.5%), English (2.2%), Subsaharan African (2.1%).Pennsylvania forum

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Harrisburg,

For population 25 years and over in Harrisburg

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harrisburg city

  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

5.9% Foreign born (2.5% Asia, 2.0% Latin America, 0.9% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -3,148 (-6.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Lancaster, (42.3 miles www.Move.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (68.9 miles pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (120.4 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (2.0 miles Penbrook, PA (2.2 miles Wormleysburg, PA (2.3 miles Lemoyne, Cumberland, PA (2.8 miles New PA (2.9 miles Paxtang, PA (3.0 miles Progress, Allen, PA (3.4 miles Lower Hill, PA (4.0 miles Camp


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 8 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $33,500
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $73,500

Latitude: 40.27 N, Longitude: 76.88 W

Area code: 717


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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.0%), Public administration (15.3%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +35,610 (+72.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,210 (44.9%)

Crime in Harrisburg by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 9 12 6 11
    per 100,000 10.2 18.4 24.5 12.3 22.5
Rapes 37 42 40 29 51
    per 100,000 75.6 85.8 81.7 59.2 104.2
Robberies 250 379 345 375 343
    per 100,000 510.7 774.3 704.8 766.1 700.7
Assaults 283 284 273 277 241
    per 100,000 578.1 580.2 557.7 565.9 492.3
Burglaries 508 558 577 543 487
    per 100,000 1037.8 1139.9 1178.8 1109.3 994.9
Thefts 1,656 1,711 1,575 1,698 1,457
    per 100,000 3383.0 3495.4 3217.6 3468.8 2976.5
Auto thefts 224 167 106 154 133
    per 100,000 457.6 341.2 216.5 314.6 271.7
553.9 647.9 608.7 620.5 583.3

Average climate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Harrisburg,

Harrisburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2004, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Harrisburg city center caused $18 million in damages.

On 4/5/1952, a category 3 tornado 24.6 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Newt Gingrich - (born 1943), politician, Hank Poteat - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Aug 30, 1977), Kenny Watson - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Mar 13, 1978), LeRon McCoy - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Jan 24, 1982), Nancy Kulp, Barney Ewell - (1918-1996), track and field athlete, Ben Olsen - Major League Soccer player (DC United, born: May 3, 1977), Blake Hamilton - College basketball player (Monmouth (N.J.) Hawks), Chris Albright - College football player (Virginia Tech Hokies), Dewayne Spencer - College basketball player (Hampton Pirates).

Main business address for: WAYPOINT FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Harrisburg:
  • HARRISBURG STATE HOSPITAL (CAMERON & MACLAY STREETS, PO BOX 61260)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH SYSTEM (111 SOUTH FRONT STREET)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL HARRISBURG (2601 NORTH THIRD STREET)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Harrisburg:
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 11 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
  • LANCASTER (about 43 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 65 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Harrisburg:
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 5 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: CXY)
  • KAMPEL (about 18 miles; WELLSVILLE, PA; ID: 2N5)
  • BERMUDIAN VALLEY AIRPARK (about 20 miles; KRALLTOWN, PA; ID: 07N)

Amtrak station:
HARRISBURG (4TH & CHESTNUT STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 78 $252,792 $38,891 0 $0
Financial Administration 57 $214,056 $45,064 2 $2,555
Other Government Administration 51 $193,214 $45,462 7 $8,984
Judicial and Legal 6 $24,706 $49,412 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 168 $772,117 $55,151 0 $0
Police - Other 51 $176,270 $41,475 2 $1,990
Firefighters 101 $384,253 $45,653 0 $0
Streets and Highways 32 $108,116 $40,543 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $63,203 $39,917 0 $0
Water Supply 39 $135,962 $41,834 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 27 $102,291 $45,462 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 36 $114,809 $38,269 10 $8,714
Sewerage 41 $155,770 $45,591 0 $0
Totals for Government 706 $2,697,560 $45,850 21 $22,244
Colleges/Universities in Harrisburg:
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (Full-time enrollment: 4,653; Location: ONE HACC DR; Public)
  • THOMPSON INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 367; Location: 5650 DERRY ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.thompsoninstitute.org)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-HARRISBURG CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 337; Location: 3800 VARTAN WAY; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • ACADEMY OF MEDICAL ARTS AND BUSINESS (FT enrollment: 213; Location: 2301 ACADEMY DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Acadcampus.com)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 48; Location: 3941 JONESTOWN RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
  • AAA TRAVEL INSTITUTE (Location: 2301 PAXTON CHURCH RD; Private, for-profit)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER ED-CENTRAL OFF (Location: 2986 N 2ND ST DIXON UNIV CTR; Public; Website: www.sshechan.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Harrisburg:
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 11 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 12 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 23 miles; CARLISLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,098)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 27 miles; YORK, PA; FT enrollment: 4,541)
  • GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (about 40 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 41 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 6,384)
  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 47 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 6,330)
Public high schools in Harrisburg:
  • CENTRAL DAUPHIN SHS (Students: 1,826; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HARRISBURG HS (Students: 1,682; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST SHS (Students: 1,491; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SUSQUEHANNA TWP HS (Students: 1,010; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DAUPHIN COUNTY AVTS (Students: 919; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Harrisburg:
  • BISHOP MCDEVITT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 739; Location: 2200 MARKET STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN SCH OF HARRISBURG (Students: 346; Location: 2000 BLUE MT PKWY BOX 6464; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NEW GENERATION CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 24; Location: 2609 LOCUST LANE; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Harrisburg:
  • PENN DATA SP ED ENROLLMENTS A (Students: 7,896; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PENN DATA SP ED ENROLLMENTS B (Students: 7,896; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST JHS (Students: 820; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WILLIAM PENN ACTS SCH (Students: 812; Grades: 03 - 12)
  • SUSQUEHANNA TWP MS (Students: 796; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FOOSE SCH (Students: 744; Grades: KG - 07)
  • PAXTONIA EL SCH (Students: 741; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SOUTH SIDE EL SCH (Students: 721; Grades: KG - 06)
  • THOMAS W HOLTZMAN EL SCH (Students: 693; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • LINGLESTOWN JHS (Students: 685; Grades: 07 - 09)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Harrisburg:
  • HOLY NAME OF JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 919; Location: 6190 ALLENTOWN BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE LABOURE (Students: 605; Location: 4020 DERRY STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARGARET MARY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 2826 HERR ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 223; Location: 555 S 25TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 212 STATE STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LONDONDERRY SCHOOL (Students: 185; Location: 6003 JONESTOWN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 215 N FRONT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • YESHIVA ACADEMY (Students: 135; Location: 3301 N FRONT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LINGLESTOWN UNITED METHODIST C (Students: 129; Location: 1430 N MOUNTAIN ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TOWN&COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL INC (Students: 96; Location: 2910 BRISBAN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Harrisburg:
  • DAUPHIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $5,167,483; Location: 101 WALNUT ST; 284,548 books; 25,333 audio materials; 10,771 video materials; 594 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Harrisburg: Strawberry Square (A), Reservoir Park Overlook (B), Uptown Plaza (C), Harrisburg Industrial Park (D), Kings Plaza (E), Governors Mansion (F), University Center (G), Broad Street Market (H), John Harris Mansion (I), State Farm Show Building (J), Pennsylvania State Capitol (K).

Shopping Centers: City Line Shopping Center (1), Harrisburg Shopping Center (2), Kline Village Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Harrisburg include: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Salem Church (C).

Cemeteries: Harrisburg Cemetery (1), Prospect Hill Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3).

Lakes: Italian Lake (A), Wildwood Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Asylum Run (A), Paxton Creek (B).

Parks in Harrisburg include: Seventh and Radnor Park (1), Shipoke Park (2), Clover Heights Park (3), Fourth and Dauphin Park (4), Braxton Park (5), Royal Terrace Park (6), Gorgas Park (7), Delaware and Wallace Park (8), Wildwood Lake Nature Center (9).


Harrisburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Harrisburg:
  • WTKT (1460 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBO (1230 AM; 0 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWII (720 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHIREMANSTOWN, PA; Owner: HENSLEY BROADCASTING)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WOYK (1350 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WOYK, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Harrisburg:
  • WXPH (88.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV. OF PA.)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYGL-FM (100.5 FM; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Harrisburg:
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W40AF (Channel 40; DILLSBURG, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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