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Harrisburg city, Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg city, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 49,229
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 49,229
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 49,522
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 49,528
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,254
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 11.5%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 35.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $82,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,028
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $436
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $824
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 20,188
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 75.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 21.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 81.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 66.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 13.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 63.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 136,009
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 789,689
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 666,078
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,837,153
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 613,818
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,456
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 20.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $35,300
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $20,561
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 3,970
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,225
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,241
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,518
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,062
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 406
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,162
Population per square mile, 2010 6,092.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 8.13
FIPS Code 4232800
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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