Harrisonburg, VA Population

Population: 40,468. Estimated population in July 2020: 40,438 (-0.1% change)
Males: 19,171 (47.4%), Females: 21,297 (52.6%)

Zip codes: 22801, 22802.

Median resident age: 22.6 years
Median household income: $29,949
Median house value: $122,700

Races in Harrisonburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.8%)
  • Black (5.9%)
  • Other race (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (20.0%), Irish (10.3%), English (9.6%), United States (9.2%), Italian (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%).

Elevation: 1352 feet

Land area: 17.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Harrisonburg

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harrisonburg city

  • Never married: 52.6%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

9.2% Foreign born (4.8% Latin America, 2.5% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +9,635 (+31.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Harrisonburg:

  • ROCKINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (235 CANTRELL AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Harrisonburg:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Harrisonburg:

  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 14 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 37 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: CHO)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 81 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Harrisonburg:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Harrisonburg:

  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 14,447; Public; Website: www.jmu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,238; Location: 1200 PARK RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.emu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • HARRISONBURG BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 92 S MAIN; Private, for-profit)
  • ROCKINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF MED TECHN (Location: 235 CANTRELL AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Harrisonburg:

  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 37 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)

Schools

Public high schools in Harrisonburg:

  • HARRISONBURG HIGH (Students: 1,210; Location: 395 SOUTH HIGH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MASSANUTTEN TECH CTR (Location: 325 PLEASANT VALLEY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Harrisonburg:

  • EASTERN MENNONITE HIGH SCH (Students: 307; Location: 801 PARKWOOD DRIVE; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • BEREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 1350 GARBERS CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • VICTORY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 23; Location: 521 ALLEGHANY AVE; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Harrisonburg:

  • THOMAS HARRISON MIDDLE (Students: 954; Location: 1311 W. MARKET STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STONE SPRING ELEM. (Students: 548; Location: 1575 PEACH GROVE AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEM. (Students: 471; Location: 2800 RAWLEY PIKE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WATERMAN ELEM. (Students: 437; Location: 451 CHICAGO AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SPOTSWOOD ELEM. (Students: 421; Location: 400 MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LACEY SPRING ELEM. (Students: 329; Location: 8621 NORTH VALLEY PIKE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY ELEM. (Students: 315; Location: 215 PLEASANT VALLEY RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Harrisonburg:

  • EASTERN MENNONITE UNIV EARLY L (Students: 52; Location: 1600 COLLEGE AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CORNERSTONE CHR SCH-HARRISONBU (Students: 23; Location: PO BOX 1366; Grades: 6 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Harrisonburg:

  • MASSANUTTEN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,840,428; Location: 174 S. MAIN STREET; 198,414 books; 4,750 audio materials; 7,543 video materials; 451 serial subscriptions)