For population 25 years and over in Harrisburg:
For population 15 years and over in Harrisburg city:
11 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $433 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (18.3 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (52.4 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (396.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Weiner, AR (3.3 miles ), Cherry Valley, AR (3.4 miles ), Waldenburg, AR (3.5 miles) , Trumann, AR (3.7 miles ), Fisher, AR (3.9 miles ), Bay, AR (3.9 miles ), Marked Tree, AR (4.2 miles ), Jonesboro, AR (4.3 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 35.56 N, Longitude: 90.72 W
Area code: 870
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Harrisburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +234 (+12.0%).
Work and jobs in Harrisburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Harrisburg, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Harrisburg-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 240% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/15/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Harrisburg city center killed 5 people and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Harrisburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 22.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from Harrisburg center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 14.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 61.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from Harrisburg center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Poinsett County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Chuck Malone - Baseball player.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harrisburg:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.167. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Harrisburg and their reported violations in the past:CROWLEYS RIDGE WATER ASSOC (Population served: 3868, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Harrisburg that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 39.2%
(36.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 72.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Harrisburg in 2000:
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Banks with branches in Harrisburg (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Harrisburg (based on Poinsett County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.23%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
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Harrisburg government finances in 2006(per resident):
6.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,199 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,140 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Harrisburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harrisburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Harrisburg, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harrisburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Harrisburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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