Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 49,188 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 23,151  (47.1%)
Females: 26,037  (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 (it was $15,787 in 2000)

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 2009: 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.

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  • Black alone - 25,429 (51.1%)
  • White alone - 13,111 (26.4%)
  • Hispanic - 8,661 (17.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1,605 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1,518 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 111 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 90 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harrisburg: 96.9 (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: 6,065 people per square mile   (high).

Harrisburg,PA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Harrisburg:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harrisburg city:

  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 29.5%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

3,729 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.3% Latin America).

This city:  7.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 247 registered sex offenders living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Harrisburg to the number of sex offenders is 200 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%)

Harrisburg satellite photo by USGS

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: +37,286 (+75.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,549 (37.6%)

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) 636.7602.9600.5594.4722.8723.8696.9741.8743.1728.5658.0656.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

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%)

Work and jobs in Harrisburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Harrisburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 5% 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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.5 miles away from Harrisburg 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 the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 286.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 242.1 miles away from Harrisburg center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 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

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 in Harrisburg:

  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (1007 SEEMORE DRIVE)
  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (6535 DEVONSHIRE HEIGHTS ROAD)
  • EDGEWATER PSYCHIATRIC CNTR (1829 N FRONT ST)
  • HARRISBURG STATE HOSPITAL (CAMERON & MACLAY STREETS, PO BOX 61260)
  • HOSPICE PREFERRED CHOICE HARR (4813 JONESTOWN ROAD, #211)
  • PENN STATE HERSHEY REHABILITATION, LLC (2601 N THIRD ST)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH HOSPICE (3705 ELMWOOD DRIVE)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH HOSPITALS (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 409 SOUTH SECOND STREET)
  • TRIUMPH HOSPITAL - HARRISBURG (2601 NORTH THIRD STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Harrisburg:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CAPITAL AREA (1300 LINGLESTOWN ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CITYLINE (2601 NORTH 3RD STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HARRISBURG (4343 UNION DEPOSIT ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Harrisburg:

  • ADDUS HEALTHCARE INC (4811 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 230)
  • BAYADA NURSES HARRISBURG (750 EAST PARK DRIVE)
  • HOME REMEDY SKILLED NURSING, LLC (4813 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 201)
  • HOME TO STAY, INC (5775 ALLENTOWN BOULEVARD)
  • LINKS2CARE (4711 QUEEN AVENUE SUITE 101)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (4815 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 202)
  • OMNI HOME CARE (4813 JONESTOWN ROAD SUITE 103)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH HOME CARE (2645 NORTH THIRD STREET, SUITE 300)
  • PSA HEALTHCARE (75 SOUTH HOUCKS ROAD SUITE 100)
  • VNA OF CENTRAL PA INC (3315 DERRY STREET)

Nursing Homes in Harrisburg:

  • COLONIAL PARK CARE CENTER (800 KING RUSS ROAD)
  • COMMUNITY GENERAL SUBACUTE CARE (4300 LONDONDERRY ROAD)
  • DAUPHIN CO HOME AND HOSP (1205 S 28TH ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN (3625 NORTH PROGRESS AVE)
  • HOMELAND CENTER (1901 NORTH FIFTH STREET)
  • JEWISH HOME OF GREATER HARRISB (4000 LINGLESTOWN ROAD)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH ECF HB (5TH FLR, 2601 N THIRD ST)
  • SPRING CREEK REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (1205 SOUTH 28TH STREET)
  • SUSQUEHANNA CENTER (1909 NORTH FRONT STREET)
  • VILLA TERESA (1051 AVILA ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Harrisburg:

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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: 13,276; Location: 1 HACC Dr.; Public; Website: www.hacc.edu)
  • Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg (FT enrollment: 616; Location: 5650 Derry St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kaplancareerinstitute.com/harrisburg-pa/)
  • Keystone Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 395; Location: 2301 Academy Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kti.edu)
  • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (FT enrollment: 307; Location: 326 Market Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.HarrisburgU.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg (FT enrollment: 229; Location: 449 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg (FT enrollment: 175; Location: 3941 Jonestown Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Widener University-Harrisburg Campus (FT enrollment: 106; Location: 3800 Vartan Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.widener.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Phoenix-Harrisburg Campus (FT enrollment: 96; 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: 3,797)
  • Messiah College (about 10 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Dickinson College (about 18 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 23 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 5,140)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 34 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,585)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 34 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)

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

Main business address in Harrisburg: WAYPOINT FINANCIAL CORP (A). Display/hide its location 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.247. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.247
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.273. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.273
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

9.14

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

PA DOT SITE 48 MOD REST AREA (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PA DOT SITE 47 MOD REST AREA (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-30-2012 and AUG-30-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JAN-30-2012 and FEB-29-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between NOV-09-2011 and DEC-09-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PENNDOT SITE 45 MODERN REST (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
PENNDOT SITE 46 MODERN REST (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BISSELL VILLAGE MHC (Serves IL, Population served: 299, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2013)
HBG AREA POSTAL EMPLOYE PISTOL (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2012)
ROSSVILLE PLAZA (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • ST THOMAS UNITED CH OF CHRIST (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TURKEY HILL MINIT MKT 98 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RODS ROADHOUSE CAFE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE TAVERN INN AND STEAKHOUSE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE GOLF COURSE AT FELICITA (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARRIS HUNTERS & ANGLERS ASSN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAXTONIA FIRE CO (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: 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

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, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Harrisburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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

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 (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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%
Here: 49.5%
USA: 50.2%

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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 43$182,466$50,9212$3,479
Other Government Administration 21$99,684$56,9625$8,699
Judicial and Legal 5$22,072$52,9730$0
Police Protection - Officers 160$905,886$67,9410$0
Police - Other 25$81,317$39,0324$13,572
Firefighters 81$421,193$62,3990$0
Streets and Highways 24$90,175$45,0880$0
Solid Waste Management 23$69,890$36,4640$0
Sewerage 31$127,558$49,3770$0
Parks and Recreation 24$92,037$46,0190$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 35$144,581$49,5710$0
Water Supply 28$115,399$49,4570$0
Other and Unallocable 11$40,197$43,8510$0
Totals for Government 511$2,392,455$56,18311$25,750

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

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $7,099,000 ($144.32)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($1.79)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,409,000 ($374.26)
    Sewerage: $13,389,000 ($272.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,050,000 ($204.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,310,000 ($189.27)
    Water Utilities: $9,146,000 ($185.94)
    Regular Highways: $4,820,000 ($97.99)
    General - Other: $4,728,000 ($96.12)
    Central Staff Services: $4,479,000 ($91.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,488,000 ($70.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,902,000 ($38.67)
    General Public Buildings: $951,000 ($19.33)
    Financial Administration: $834,000 ($16.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $520,000 ($10.57)
    Transit Utilities: $243,000 ($4.94)
    Health - Other: $169,000 ($3.44)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $60,891,000 ($1237.92)
    Corporate Bonds: $6,813,000 ($138.51)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,083,000 ($123.67)
    Benefit Payments: $5,593,000 ($113.71)
    Withdrawals: $29,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,612,000 ($53.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $218,000 ($4.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $369,000 ($7.50)
    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 ($693.60)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $21,296,000 ($432.95)
    Sewerage: $12,826,000 ($260.75)
    Parking Facilities: $3,900,000 ($79.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,749,000 ($76.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,403,000 ($48.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000 ($5.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $15,721,000 ($319.61)
    From Parent Local Government: $1,314,000 ($26.71)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,125,000 ($22.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,609,000 ($93.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $610,000 ($12.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,260,000 ($371.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,745,000 ($35.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $416,000 ($8.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $342,000 ($6.95)
    Rents: $35,000 ($0.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,056,000 ($285.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,860,000 ($78.47)
    Highways: $791,000 ($16.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $205,000 ($4.17)
    General Local Government Support: $39,000 ($0.79)
  • Tax - Property: $13,191,000 ($268.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $10,118,000 ($205.70)
    Individual Income: $3,396,000 ($69.04)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,139,000 ($23.16)
    Public Utility License: $455,000 ($9.25)
    Amusements Sales: $250,000 ($5.08)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,207,000 ($2992.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,429,000 ($2753.29)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,292,000 ($412.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,514,000 ($173.09)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $198,000 ($4.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $45,202,000 ($918.96)
    Total Federal Securities: $26,616,000 ($541.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,609,000 ($2391.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,000 ($1.81)

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($204 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, PA  0.92% ($38,308 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.38% ($42,571)
from Lebanon County, PA  0.38% ($39,491)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($256 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  1.14% ($42,077 average AGI)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.42% ($41,207)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.40% ($42,322)

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-Eleven4La Quinta1
ALDI1La-Z-Boy3
AT&T5Lane Bryant2
Advance Auto Parts4Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale2LensCrafters2
Aerosoles1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Applebee's2Marriott5
Arby's4Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's11
Baskin-Robbins2Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works3Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Best Western1New Balance3
Blockbuster1New York & Co2
Budget Car Rental1Nike15
Burger King3Nissan1
Burlington Coat Factory1OfficeMax2
CVS7Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chipotle1Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Clarks1Payless3
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn3Pier 1 Imports1
Costco1Pizza Hut4
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes1
Curves3Quality1
DHL2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen3Ramada1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry1Red Roof Inn2
Domino's Pizza3Rite Aid7
DressBarn2Rodeway Inn1
Dressbarn2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts7Rue211
Econo Lodge3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Express2SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear2Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Sears3
FedEx48Sheraton1
Finish Line2Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel8
Ford1Staples1
GNC6Starbucks5
GameStop6Subaru1
Gap1Subway12
Giant3Super 82
Goodwill2T-Mobile7
H&R Block7T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's1Taco Bell2
Hilton4Talbots1
Holiday Inn6Target2
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Honda2Toyota2
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us3
Hyundai1True Value2
J. Jill1U-Haul9
JCPenney1UPS50
Jimmy John's1Value City Furniture1
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
Jones New York7Verizon Wireless2
Journeys2Victoria's Secret2
Justice2Volkswagen1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's5
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger9Wingate1
LA Fitness1YMCA4
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