Harriston, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 909.
Males: 445  (49.0%)
Females: 464  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

52.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,342
Harriston:

$55,342
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,243

Harriston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $213,500
Harriston:

$213,500
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $112,936; detached houses: $161,546; mobile homes: $14,873

Median gross rent in 2016: $605.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.5%
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  • Races in Harriston, VA (2010)
    • 80788.8%White alone
    • 424.6%Hispanic
    • 313.4%Black alone
    • 171.9%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Other race alone
    • 40.4%Asian alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone

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

March 2016 cost of living index in Harriston: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (25.0%), American (18.2%), German (17.6%), Irish (6.2%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1165 feet

14 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.4%
Virginia:

11.9%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (59.2 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (109.5 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (233.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Grottoes, VA (1.9 miles ),
Crimora, VA (2.0 miles ),
New Hope, VA (2.1 miles ),
Weyers Cave, VA (2.6 miles ),
Laurel Hill, VA (2.7 miles ),
Mount Sidney, VA (2.7 miles ),
Dooms, VA (2.8 miles ),
Verona, VA (3.1 miles )
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Latitude: 38.22 N, Longitude: 78.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

Distribution of median household income in Harriston, VA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Harriston, VA in 2016
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.4. This is better than average.

City:

54.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.16. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.16
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.303. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.303
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Harriston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Harriston place center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/25/1985, a category F3 tornado 22.5 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harriston-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from Harriston 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 241.2 miles away from Harriston center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 277.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 264.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from Harriston center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Augusta County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Droughts: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Harriston:

  • SUMMIT SQUARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WAYNESBORO, VA)
  • SHENANDOAH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FISHERSVILLE, VA)
  • AVANTE AT WAYNESBORO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WAYNESBORO, VA)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WAYNESBORO, VA)
  • DAVITA - STAUNTON (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; STAUNTON, VA)
  • GRANDVIEW RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WAYNESBORO, VA)
  • AUGUSTA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FISHERSVILLE, VA)

Amtrak station near Harriston:

  • 14 miles: STAUNTON (1 MIDDLEBROOK AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harriston:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 8 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,891)
  • James Madison University (about 16 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 24 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Germanna Community College (about 59 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • Lynchburg College (about 60 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 63 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)

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Augusta County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.0%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Harriston:

Marital status in Harriston, VA
  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Harriston:

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Virginia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harriston, VA (based on Augusta County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,90867
Mainline Protestant13,02660
Black Protestant721
Orthodox601
Other21-
None45,663-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Here:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Augusta County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
This county:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Augusta County:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Augusta County:

25.9%
Virginia:

26.7%

6.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Staunton city, VA  1.51% ($40,932 average AGI)
from Waynesboro city, VA  1.23% ($40,628)
from Rockingham County, VA  0.70% ($38,636)


6.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Staunton city, VA  1.35% ($36,845 average AGI)
to Waynesboro city, VA  1.08% ($41,323)
to Rockingham County, VA  0.63% ($43,535)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harriston:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WKDW (900 AM; 3 kW; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINA (1070 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHV (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNLR (1150 AM; 3 kW; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: NEW LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTON (1240 AM; 1 kW; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harriston:

  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWWV (97.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUMX (107.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: AIR VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WVTW (88.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WFFX-FM (102.3 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTJU (91.1 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WNRN (91.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: STU-COMM, INC.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W240AF (95.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBOP (106.3 FM; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUVA (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: WUVA, INC.)
  • WSVO (93.1 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harriston:

  • WAZM-CA (Channel 25; STAUNTON-WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • W18AA (Channel 18; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)
  • WAZC-LP (Channel 16; LURAY, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • W28BF (Channel 28; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46AE (Channel 46; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.6mTotal length
  • $3,466,000Total costs
  • 7,492Total average daily traffic
  • 230Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,775Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harriston, VA
  • 29.4%Electricity
  • 25.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.9%Wood
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harriston, VA
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 15.8%Wood
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Harriston compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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