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Population in 2012: 49,279 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 

Males: 23,194  (47.1%)
Females: 26,085  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  32.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17101, 17102, 17103, 17104, 17110, 17111, 17120.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,855 (it was $26,920 in 2000)
Harrisburg:

$32,855
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,442

Harrisburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,926 (it was $56,900 in 2000)
Harrisburg:

$86,926
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,118; Detached houses: $144,800; Townhouses or other attached units: $84,416; In 2-unit structures: $88,573; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,853; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,724; Mobile homes: $30,493

Median gross rent in 2012: $755.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 17101, 17102, 17103, 17104, 17110.

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  • Black alone - 24,717 (50.0%)
  • White alone - 13,138 (26.6%)
  • Hispanic - 8,024 (16.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1,711 (3.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1,522 (3.1%)
  • Other race alone - 184 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 105 (0.2%)

Races in Harrisburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harrisburg: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.9%), Irish (6.5%), Italian (3.4%), English (2.5%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1860

Elevation: 320 feet

Land area: 8.11 square miles.

Population density: 6,076 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Harrisburg:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harrisburg city:

  • Never married: 48.1%
  • Now married: 29.1%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

3,729 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.4% Latin America).

This city:  7.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 249 registered sex offenders living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Harrisburg to the number of sex offenders is 198 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,892 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,634 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (34.1 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (67.9 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (93.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Penbrook borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Wormleysburg borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Lemoyne borough, PA (1.5 miles ), West Fairview, PA (1.5 miles ), Paxtang borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Progress, PA (1.6 miles ), New Cumberland borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Lower Allen, PA (1.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $33,500
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $211,900
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $236,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.27 N, Longitude: 76.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +38,289 (+77.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,676 (43.7%)

Area code: 717

Harrisburg household income distribution Harrisburg home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Harrisburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 91261112101291614811
per 100,000 18.424.412.322.725.121.025.619.134.129.516.122.1
Rapes 424029515251524650636256
per 100,000 85.881.459.6105.2109.0107.3110.897.6106.5132.6124.8112.6
Robberies 379345375343480461443483510446382388
per 100,000 773.9701.7770.7707.51005.8970.2944.11025.11086.0938.8768.8779.9
Assaults 284273277241261281227242255257245272
per 100,000 579.9555.3569.3497.1546.9591.4483.8513.6543.0541.0493.1546.7
Burglaries 558577543487600629576743474666662613
per 100,000 1139.41173.61115.91004.51257.21323.81227.51576.91009.31401.81332.41232.1
Thefts 1,7111,5751,6981,4571,5831,6551,5561,6371,5131,3771,6051,655
per 100,000 3493.73203.53489.63005.23316.93483.23316.03474.33221.82898.43230.33326.4
Auto thefts 167106154133153159165235176192248158
per 100,000 341.0215.6316.5274.3320.6334.6351.6498.7374.8404.1499.1317.6
Arson 102926202232403125281320
per 100,000 20.459.053.441.346.167.385.265.853.258.926.240.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 637.1603.1600.8594.6723.1724.2697.3742.1743.4728.9658.4657.0

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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: 230 (179 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.60
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Harrisburg tourist attractions:

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -3,148 (-6.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Harrisburg-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Harrisburg city center caused $18 million in damages.

On 4/5/1952, a category F3 tornado 23.6 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harrisburg-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from Harrisburg center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from Harrisburg center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dauphin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harrisburg topographic map

Birthplace of: Newt Gingrich - (born 1943), politician, Stephen Fried - Biographer, Dennis Green - Player of and football, Kerry Shawn Keys - Poet, Robert James Miller - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bryan Clark - Professional wrestler, Lewis Lehrman - Investment banker, Jack Faber - Microbiologist, Kimberly Peirce - Film director, Grover Dale - Actor.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Harrisburg: Charles C. Davis, William Russel Huber.

Main business address for: WAYPOINT FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Harrisburg:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CAPITAL AREA (Dialysis Facility, 1300 LINGLESTOWN ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CITYLINE (Dialysis Facility, 2601 NORTH 3RD STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HARRISBURG (Dialysis Facility, 4343 UNION DEPOSIT ROAD)
  • ADDUS HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, 4811 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 230)
  • BAYADA NURSES HARRISBURG (Home Health Center, 750 EAST PARK DRIVE)
  • HOME REMEDY SKILLED NURSING, LLC (Home Health Center, 4813 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 201)
  • HOME TO STAY, INC (Home Health Center, 5775 ALLENTOWN BOULEVARD)
  • LINKS2CARE (Home Health Center, 4711 QUEEN AVENUE SUITE 101)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 4815 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 202)
  • OMNI HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 4813 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 103)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 2645 NORTH THIRD STREET, SUITE 300)
  • PSA HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 75 SOUTH HOUCKS ROAD SUITE 100)
  • VNA OF CENTRAL PA INC (Home Health Center, 3315 DERRY STREET)
  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (Hospital, 1007 SEEMORE DRIVE)
  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (Hospital, 6535 DEVONSHIRE HEIGHTS ROAD)
  • EDGEWATER PSYCHIATRIC CNTR (Hospital, 1829 N FRONT ST)
  • HARRISBURG STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, CAMERON & MACLAY STREETS, PO BOX 61260)
  • HOSPICE PREFERRED CHOICE HARR (Hospital, 4813 JONESTOWN ROAD, #211)
  • PENN STATE HERSHEY REHABILITATION, LLC (Hospital, 2601 N THIRD ST)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH HOSPICE (Hospital, 3705 ELMWOOD DRIVE)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH HOSPITALS (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 409 SOUTH SECOND STREET)
  • TRIUMPH HOSPITAL - HARRISBURG (Hospital, 2601 NORTH THIRD STREET)
  • COLONIAL PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 800 KING RUSS ROAD)
  • COMMUNITY GENERAL SUBACUTE CARE (Nursing Home, 4300 LONDONDERRY ROAD)
  • DAUPHIN CO HOME AND HOSP (Nursing Home, 1205 S 28TH ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN (Nursing Home, 3625 NORTH PROGRESS AVE)
  • HOMELAND CENTER (Nursing Home, 1901 NORTH FIFTH STREET)
  • JEWISH HOME OF GREATER HARRISB (Nursing Home, 4000 LINGLESTOWN ROAD)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH ECF HB (Nursing Home, 5TH FLR, 2601 N THIRD ST)
  • SPRING CREEK REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1205 SOUTH 28TH STREET)
  • SUSQUEHANNA CENTER (Nursing Home, 1909 NORTH FRONT STREET)
  • VILLA TERESA (Nursing Home, 1051 AVILA ROAD)

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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/Universities in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (Full-time enrollment: 8,838; Location: One HACC Dr; Public; Website: www.hacc.edu)
  • Kaplan Career Institute (FT enrollment: 731; Location: 5650 Derry St; Private, for-profit; Website: harrisburg.kaplancareerinstitute.com/Pages/homepage.aspx)
  • Widener University-Harrisburg Campus (FT enrollment: 450; Location: 3800 Vartan Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.widener.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg (FT enrollment: 345; Location: 449 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Keystone Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 250; Location: 2301 Academy Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kti.edu)
  • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (FT enrollment: 116; Location: 326 Market Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.HarrisburgU.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg (FT enrollment: 100; Location: 3941 Jonestown Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • University of Phoenix-Harrisburg Campus (FT enrollment: 45; Location: 4050 Crums Mill Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education-Central Office (Location: 2986 N 2nd St Dixon Univ Center; Public; Website: www.passhe.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Harrisburg:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 9 miles; Middletown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,416)
  • Messiah College (about 11 miles; Grantham, PA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Dickinson College (about 18 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 4,643)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 33 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,127)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 34 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Gettysburg College (about 36 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,517)

Biggest public high schools in Harrisburg:

Private high schools in Harrisburg:

  • BISHOP MCDEVITT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 720; Location: 2200 MARKET ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • HARRISBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 2000 BLUE MOUNTAIN PKWY BOX 6464; Grades: KG - 12)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 198; Location: 6098 LOCUST LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WORDSWORTH ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 1745 N CAMERON ST; Grades: 2 - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Harrisburg:

  • ST CATHERINE LABOURE SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 4020 DERRY ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARGARET MARY SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 2826 HERR ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LONDONDERRY SCHOOL (Students: 208; Location: 1800 BAMBERGER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: CHURCH & LIBERTY STS; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 555 S 25TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 215 N FRONT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PRIDE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMIES (Students: 119; Location: 1459 MARKET ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • YESHIVA ACADEMY (Students: 80; Location: 3301 N FRONT ST; Grades: PK - 7)
  • PRIDE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMIES (Students: 50; Location: 1459 MARKET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDER-CARE LEARNING CTR 1282 (Students: 50; Location: 6006 JONESTOWN RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Harrisburg, map of school districts: HARRISBURG CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, CENTRAL DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT, SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Harrisburg:

  • DAUPHIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $7,408,188; Location: 101 WALNUT ST.; 314,512 books; 36,204 audio materials; 18,948 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 1,194 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.) needs to be changed to: WSJW (92.7 FM; LANCASTER, Pa; Owner: Hall Communications, Iinc.)
  • Correction/Addition for Nancy Kulp, born in Harrisburg,PA: Nancy Kulp (1921-1991) Comedienne, Actress
  • Temple University Harrisburg located at 234 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17101 serves over 400 graduate students in social work, education, business and community & regional planning masters degree programs. 717-232-6400 www.temple.edu/harrisburg tuh at temple.edu
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC) is actually now owned by Clear Channel Communications and headquardered in HARRISBURG, not Lancaster.

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Notable locations in Harrisburg: Harrisburg Industrial Park (A), Reservoir Park Overlook (B), Kings Plaza (C), Strawberry Square (D), Uptown Plaza (E), Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station 8 Mount Pleasant (F), University Center (G), Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station 6 (H), Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station 2 (I), Rescue Fire Company 1 Station 37 (J), State Farm Show Building (K), Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation (L), Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station 1 (M), Pennsylvania State Capitol (N), Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse (O), Governors Mansion (P), John Harris Mansion (Q), Broad Street Market (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Kline Village Shopping Center (1), City Line Shopping Center (2), Harrisburg Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harrisburg include: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Salem Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Prospect Hill Cemetery (2), Harrisburg Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Wildwood Lake (A), Italian Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Asylum Run (A), Paxton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Harrisburg include: Wildwood Park (1), Shipoke Park (2), Sunshine Park (3), Royal Terrace Park (4), Clover Heights Park (5), Putnam Park (6), Wildwood Lake Nature Center (7), Penn and Sayford Park (8), Penn and Dauphin Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Doll House Museum (2004 State Street), Administrative Offices (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 101 Walnut Street), Fire Museum of Greater Harrisburg (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1820 North 4th Street), Farm Show Complex Activity Information (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Farm Show Building), Burkholder Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1715 Holly Street), Family Fun Centers (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4600 Jonestown Road), Harrisburg Downtown Improvement (20 S. Third St.), Harrisburg Visitors Information Center (22 North 2nd Street), PriceBusters Travel (Recreational Trips & Guides; 121 Lilac Street).

Hotels: Days Inn (3919 N Front St), Clarion Inn (5680 Allentown Boulevard), American Inn (495 Eisenhower Boulevard), Hampton Inn Harrisburg-East/Hershey (4230 Union Deposit Road), Green Lawn Motel (7490 Allentown Boulevard), Fairfield Inn Marriott (1018 Briarsdale Road), Arches (4125 North Front Street), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (8000 Jonestown Road), Best Western Harrisburg Hotel (300 North Mountain Road).

Courts: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Of-Commonwealth Court (State Capital), Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (114 Walnut Street), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Superior Court (State Capitol), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Supreme Court (State Capitol), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Judicial Conduct Board (Pmi Building), Pennsylvania Commonwealth Of Commonwealth Courts (State Capitol), United States Government - U S Courts- District Court (228 Walnut Street), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - General Counsel- Juvenile Court Judges Commis (Finance Building), Courts - Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office (228 Walnut Street).

 
Dauphin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  PM2.5 CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.6. This is worse than average.
City:

39.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.167. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.167
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.32. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.32
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harrisburg and their reported violations in the past:

HBG AREA POSTAL EMPLOYE PISTOL (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KOONS PARK POOL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
GEOS FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
EAGLE HOTEL (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KING DRIVE CORPORATION (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2002), St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-09-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
FELECITA INN AT BLUE MOUNTAIN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
KINGDOM HALL UNION DEPOSIT (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
GREEN HILLS SWIM CLUB (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2000), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2000), St Site Visit (enforcement) (OCT-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harrisburg that have no violations reported:

  • LEHIGH TUNNEL-NORTH PORTAL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.2%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 47.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.2% for American Indian residents, 42.5% for other race residents, 45.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Harrisburg, PA

People in group quarters in Harrisburg in 2010:

  • 283 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 221 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 148 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 100 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 91 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 89 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Harrisburg in 2000:

  • 408 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 351 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in halfway houses
  • 84 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 61 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 49 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 45 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 32 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 28 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Harrisburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Harrisburg (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Metro Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2009/09/09: Bank assets: $2,417.8 mil, Deposits: $2,091.3 mil, headquarters in Lemoyne, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Metro Bancorp, Inc.
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Waypoint Bank, Oakhurst Rd Branch, Colonial Park Mall Branch, Union Deposit Branch, Paxton Square Branch, 29th St Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Susquehanna Bank: Jonestown Road Branch, Manor At Oakridge Retirement Home Br, Linglestown Branch, Market Street Branch, Linglestown Road Branch, Derry Branch. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Colonial Park Branch, Union Deposit, Harrisburg East Mall Branch, Harrisburg Capitol, North Front Street Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Mid Penn Bank: Derry Street Branch, 5500 Allentown Boulevard, Front Street Branch, Market Square Branch. Info updated 2007/03/02: Bank assets: $715.4 mil, Deposits: $634.1 mil, headquarters in Millersburg, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Union Deposit Mall Branch, Linglestown Road Branch, Harrisburg Main Branch, Route 22 East Branch. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • 5 other banks with 7 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • American Inn, 495 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 , Phone: (717) 561-1885
  • Quality Inn, 200 N Mountain Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 , Phone: (717) 540-9339, Fax: (717) 540-9486
  • Baymont Inn & Suites-harrisburg Airport, 990 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 , Phone: (717) 939-8000, Fax: (717) 939-0500
  • Holiday Inn Express, 4021 Un Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109 , Phone: (717) 561-8100, Fax: (717) 561-1357
  • Econo Lodge, 150 Nationwide Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110 , Phone: (717) 545-9089, Fax: (717) 545-7926
  • Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey, 4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 , Phone: (717) 564-5511, Fax: (717) 564-2476
  • Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, 4751 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 , Phone: (717) 939-7841, Fax: (717) 939-5640
  • Wyndham Garden Hotel, 765 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 , Phone: (717) 558-9500
  • 37 other hotels and motels
All 45 fire-safe hotels and motels in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Harrisburg travel time to work - commute


Harrisburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Harrisburg city (based on Dauphin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.54%
Here49.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents33.2%17.4%13.3%4.7%4.5%
Congregations6.2%21.8%14.5%6.2%3.6%
NameJewish General Conference Churches of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents4.0%2.6%2.6%2.0%15.7%
Congregations1.8%6.2%1.5%2.5%35.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
Dauphin County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Dauphin County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
Dauphin County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 224
Here:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dauphin County:

30.9%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 30$107,267$42,9070$0
Other Government Administration 64$261,186$48,9727$12,915
Judicial and Legal 5$23,120$55,4880$0
Police Protection - Officers 177$879,057$59,5970$0
Police - Other 42$159,595$45,5993$4,570
Firefighters 99$501,716$60,8140$0
Streets and Highways 29$104,149$43,0960$0
Solid Waste Management 70$235,772$40,4182$3,118
Sewerage 39$156,063$48,0190$0
Parks and Recreation 32$109,990$41,2469$12,850
Housing and Community Development(Local) 17$66,033$46,6120$0
Water Supply 37$135,606$43,9800$0
Other and Unallocable 37$134,742$43,7000$0
Totals for Government 678$2,874,296$50,87221$33,453

Harrisburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $7,099,000 ($144.06)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($1.79)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,409,000 ($373.57)
    Sewerage: $13,389,000 ($271.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,050,000 ($203.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,310,000 ($188.92)
    Water Utilities: $9,146,000 ($185.60)
    Regular Highways: $4,820,000 ($97.81)
    General - Other: $4,728,000 ($95.94)
    Central Staff Services: $4,479,000 ($90.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,488,000 ($70.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,902,000 ($38.60)
    General Public Buildings: $951,000 ($19.30)
    Financial Administration: $834,000 ($16.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $520,000 ($10.55)
    Transit Utilities: $243,000 ($4.93)
    Health - Other: $169,000 ($3.43)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $60,891,000 ($1235.64)
    Corporate Bonds: $6,813,000 ($138.25)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,083,000 ($123.44)
    Benefit Payments: $5,593,000 ($113.50)
    Withdrawals: $29,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,612,000 ($53.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $218,000 ($4.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $369,000 ($7.49)
    Water Utilities: $224,000 ($4.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $127,000 ($2.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000 ($1.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($1.79)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($1.14)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.06)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,117,000 ($692.32)

Harrisburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $21,296,000 ($432.15)
    Sewerage: $12,826,000 ($260.27)
    Parking Facilities: $3,900,000 ($79.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,749,000 ($76.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,403,000 ($48.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000 ($5.86)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $15,721,000 ($319.02)
    From Parent Local Government: $1,314,000 ($26.66)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,125,000 ($22.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,609,000 ($93.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $610,000 ($12.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,260,000 ($370.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,745,000 ($35.41)
    Donations From Private Sources: $416,000 ($8.44)
    General Revenue, NEC: $342,000 ($6.94)
    Rents: $35,000 ($0.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,056,000 ($285.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,860,000 ($78.33)
    Highways: $791,000 ($16.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $205,000 ($4.16)
    General Local Government Support: $39,000 ($0.79)
  • Tax - Property: $13,191,000 ($267.68)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $10,118,000 ($205.32)
    Individual Income: $3,396,000 ($68.91)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,139,000 ($23.11)
    Public Utility License: $455,000 ($9.23)
    Amusements Sales: $250,000 ($5.07)

Harrisburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,207,000 ($2987.22)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,429,000 ($2748.21)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,292,000 ($411.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,514,000 ($172.77)

Harrisburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $198,000 ($4.02)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $45,202,000 ($917.27)
    Total Federal Securities: $26,616,000 ($540.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,609,000 ($2386.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,000 ($1.81)

6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, PA  1.08% ($36,392 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.44% ($36,810)
from York County, PA  0.44% ($31,613)


5.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, PA  1.22% ($40,564 average AGI)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.49% ($43,425)
to York County, PA  0.41% ($38,885)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harrisburg:

  • WTKT (1460 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBO (1230 AM; 0 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWII (720 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHIREMANSTOWN, PA; Owner: HENSLEY BROADCASTING)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harrisburg:

  • WXPH (88.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV. OF PA.)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRKZ-FM (102.3 FM; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harrisburg:

  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W40AF (Channel 40; DILLSBURG, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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: 92
Total length: 2,051 meters (6,729ft)
Total costs: $118,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,238,687
Total average daily truck traffic: 139,071

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 5
  • 1910-1919: 5
  • 1920-1929: 5
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 23
  • 1970-1979: 25
  • 1980-1989: 13
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Harrisburg, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 257 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Harrisburg)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Harrisburg, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 291 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 403 (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: 80 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED216$106,944190$98,695359$106,54974$37,78411$375,364146$94,1780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$120,0009$90,55658$111,5699$18,5560$013$93,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED49$80,69437$81,730268$91,530129$31,1943$6,224,66761$62,6072$65,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$103,52614$86,143147$100,59210$49,8001$1,500,00023$69,0430$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$100,2502$67,50039$104,2569$61,3330$07$66,7140$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Harrisburg, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$115,8066$153,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$172,0005$88,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$76,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$190,0002$132,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 857
  • Hazardous Condition: 372
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Harrisburg


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harrisburg, PA

Most common first names in Harrisburg, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,75879.9 years
John1,60373.5 years
William1,21973.3 years
Charles1,03874.3 years
Robert92670.7 years
George88975.1 years
James85971.0 years
Helen77979.7 years
Anna77781.2 years
Joseph67374.8 years
Most common last names in Harrisburg, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller56075.7 years
Smith54974.2 years
Brown35474.2 years
Williams28571.6 years
Jones28473.5 years
Johnson25973.9 years
Davis19874.6 years
Snyder17278.0 years
Jackson15472.0 years
Myers14676.6 years
Businesses in Harrisburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Lane Bryant2
AT&T5Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale2LensCrafters2
Aerosoles1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Applebee's2Marriott5
Arby's4Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's11
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins2Motel 62
Bath & Body Works3Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance3
Best Western1New York & Co2
Blockbuster1Nike15
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax2
Burger King4Old Country Buffet1
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy1
CVS7Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless3
Clarks1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn3Pizza Hut4
Costco1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves3RadioShack2
DHL2Ramada1
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Deb1Red Roof Inn2
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid7
Domino's Pizza3Rodeway Inn1
DressBarn2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts7Rue211
Econo Lodge3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Express2SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear2Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Sears3
FedEx48Sleep Inn1
Finish Line2Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel8
Foot Locker2Staples1
GNC6Starbucks5
GameStop6Subway12
Gap1Super 82
Goodwill2T-Mobile7
H&R Block7T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn6Talbots1
Home Depot1Target2
Howard Johnson1The Room Place1
J. Jill1Toys"R"Us3
JCPenney1True Value2
Jimmy John's1U-Haul9
JoS. A. Bank1UPS50
Jones New York7Value City Furniture1
Journeys2Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret2
Kmart1Waffle House1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger9Wendy's5
LA Fitness1Wet Seal1
La Quinta1Wingate1
La-Z-Boy3YMCA4
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Christopher George Daily (33)
  • Wayne Samuel Davis (25)
  • Michael Aaron Kadar-Kallen (18)
  • Michael Warren Fogg (16)
  • Robert Daniel Hilty (15)
  • John Wesley Hall (14)
  • James M. Sabo (13)
  • John Eugene Westman (11)
  • Hung Viet Ngo (11)
  • Christopher G. Daily (9)

Total of 531 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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