For population 25 years and over in Harrisburg:
For population 15 years and over in Harrisburg city:
135 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,219 (1.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (56.9 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (111.1 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (287.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Muddy, IL (1.6 miles) , Carrier Mills, IL (2.4 miles ), Raleigh, IL (2.5 miles ), Eldorado, IL (2.8 miles ), Galatia, IL (2.9 miles ), Equality, IL (3.3 miles ), Stonefort, IL (3.5 miles ), Crab Orchard, IL (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 88.55 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,950 (+21.8%)
Area code: 618
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 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +195 (+2.0%).
Work and jobs in Harrisburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Harrisburg, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Harrisburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Harrisburg city center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/6/2003, a category F4 tornado 24.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Harrisburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from Harrisburg center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from Harrisburg center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Saline County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Chuck Hunsinger - College football player, Virginia Gregg - Actress, Dale Swann - Film actor, John Romonosky - Baseball player, William Badders - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Braden Jones - College football player (Southern Illinois Salukis), Danny Fife - Baseball player, Henry Turner (endocrinologist) - Physician, John E. Bradley - Politician, Kyle Smithpeters - College basketball player (Southern Illinois Salukis).
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Harrisburg: William Badders.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.3%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.8% for Black residents, 41.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 51.1% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Harrisburg city (based on Saline County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.89%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
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5.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,102 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:
4.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,558 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries 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
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Harrisburg, IL
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total costs: $367,000
Total average daily traffic: 39,450
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,836
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 40,199
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harrisburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Harrisburg, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harrisburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Harrisburg)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.