Harrisburg, PA Population

Population: 48,950. Estimated population in July 2020: 47,472 (-3.0% change)
Males: 23,006 (47.0%), Females: 25,944 (53.0%)

Zip codes: 17101, 17102, 17103, 17104, 17109, 17110, 17111, 17112, 17113.

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

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%).

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Harrisburg:

  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 11 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: MDT)
  • LANCASTER (about 43 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 65 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Harrisburg:

  • CAPITAL CITY (about 5 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: CXY)
  • KAMPEL (about 18 miles; WELLSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: 2N5)
  • BERMUDIAN VALLEY AIRPARK (about 20 miles; KRALLTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Harrisburg:

  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (Full-time enrollment: 4,653; Location: ONE HACC DR; Public)
  • THOMPSON INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 367; Location: 5650 DERRY ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.thompsoninstitute.org)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-HARRISBURG CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 337; Location: 3800 VARTAN WAY; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ACADEMY OF MEDICAL ARTS AND BUSINESS (Full-time enrollment: 213; Location: 2301 ACADEMY DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Acadcampus.com)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time 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; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 23 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 27 miles; YORK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,541)
  • GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (about 40 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,216)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 41 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,384)
  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 47 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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