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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,730 (it was $56,900 in 2000)
Harrisburg:

$88,730
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,321 - $136,358

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $135,990
Here:

$135,990
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $81,658
Here:

$81,658
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $136,936
Here:

$136,936
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $425,433
Here:

$425,433
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,113
Here:

$170,113
State:

$212,799
Median year house/condo built: 1940

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 47,852

Size of family households: 4,265 2-persons, 2,751 3-persons, 1,998 4-persons, 1,141 5-persons, 501 6-persons, 414 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,062 1-person, 1,255 2-persons, 129 3-persons, 62 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

4,047 married couples with children.
7,335 single-parent households (980 men, 6,355 women).

84.3% of residents of Harrisburg speak English at home.
10.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (28% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 39% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 2,871 (5.8%)
(37.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • 24no bedroom
  • 2371 bedroom
  • 1,1952 bedrooms
  • 4,2923 bedrooms
  • 1,5084 bedrooms
  • 1,4465+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,214no bedroom
  • 4,3341 bedroom
  • 3,0242 bedrooms
  • 2,1413 bedrooms
  • 5224 bedrooms
  • 6565+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Harrisburg in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,307no vehicle
  • 3,7611 vehicle
  • 2,9542 vehicles
  • 5573 vehicles
  • 844 vehicles
  • 395+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Harrisburg in renter-occupied apartments

  • 5,059no vehicle
  • 5,2221 vehicle
  • 1,4242 vehicles
  • 1533 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • 91 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 1813 rooms
  • 3354 rooms
  • 1,0315 rooms
  • 2,6386 rooms
  • 1,8137 rooms
  • 1,6758 rooms
  • 9949+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • 9271 room
  • 1,3502 rooms
  • 2,5443 rooms
  • 2,5314 rooms
  • 1,6725 rooms
  • 1,3206 rooms
  • 6047 rooms
  • 6598 rooms
  • 2849+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Harrisburg, PA household income distribution

  • Harrisburg, PA household income distribution
  • 3,786Less than $10,000
  • 2,054$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,853$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,937$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,653$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,562$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,122$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,141$40,000 to $44,999
  • 888$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,394$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,297$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,045$75,000 to $99,999
  • 482$100,000 to $124,999
  • 99$125,000 to $149,999
  • 145$150,000 to $199,999
  • 155$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Harrisburg, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Harrisburg, PA
  • 163Less than $10,000
  • 27$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 32$20,000 to $24,999
  • 193$25,000 to $29,999
  • 336$30,000 to $34,999
  • 32$35,000 to $39,999
  • 377$40,000 to $49,999
  • 512$50,000 to $59,999
  • 667$60,000 to $69,999
  • 746$70,000 to $79,999
  • 863$80,000 to $89,999
  • 544$90,000 to $99,999
  • 988$100,000 to $124,999
  • 662$125,000 to $149,999
  • 883$150,000 to $174,999
  • 323$175,000 to $199,999
  • 484$200,000 to $249,999
  • 105$250,000 to $299,999
  • 113$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$400,000 to $499,999
  • 11$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Harrisburg, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Harrisburg, PA
  • 619Less than $100
  • 373$100 to $149
  • 252$150 to $199
  • 569$200 to $249
  • 154$250 to $299
  • 455$300 to $349
  • 202$350 to $399
  • 369$400 to $449
  • 911$450 to $499
  • 718$500 to $549
  • 1,192$550 to $599
  • 751$600 to $649
  • 1,052$650 to $699
  • 968$700 to $749
  • 1,375$750 to $799
  • 736$800 to $899
  • 347$900 to $999
  • 596$1,000 to $1,249
  • 24$1,250 to $1,499
  • 9$1,500 to $1,999
  • 343No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9291995 to March 2000
  • 7261990 to 1994
  • 3221985 to 1989
  • 3111980 to 1984
  • 2301975 to 1979
  • 1031970 to 1974
  • 231965 to 1969
  • 227Before 1965
Harrisburg commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 522
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,323
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,655
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,916
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,243
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 921
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,863
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 184
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 175
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 549
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 505
  • 90 or more minutes: 275
Harrisburg, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.9%
Number of people working at home: 389 (1.9% of all workers)

Harrisburg mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 12,008 (59%)
  • Carpooled: 3,914 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,494 (7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Railroad: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 373 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 86 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,999 (10%)
  • Other means: 222 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 389 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 26,783
 German: 3,390
 United States or American: 1,701
 Italian: 1,483
 Irish: 1,276
 Subsaharan African:: 996
 African: 766
 English: 714
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 280
 Polish: 266
 Dutch: 241
 Scotch-Irish: 205
 Pennsylvania German: 193
 Welsh: 181
 Jamaican: 146
 Russian: 142
 Croatian: 137
 Scottish: 133
 Slovak: 129
 Ethiopian: 129
 Arab:: 124
 European: 122
 Hungarian: 120
 French (except Basque): 109
 Ukrainian: 98
 Moroccan: 83
 Swedish: 74
 Norwegian: 68
 Swiss: 61
 Slavic: 61
 Haitian: 59
 Lithuanian: 57
 British: 50
 Greek: 47
 Danish: 45
 Liberian: 42
 Austrian: 39
 Yugoslavian: 38
 Czechoslovakian: 37
 Celtic: 35
 Czech: 31
 Arab/Arabic: 28
 Canadian: 24
 Portuguese: 24
 Ghanian: 23
 West Indian: 22
 Northern European: 20
 Other Subsaharan African: 20
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 20
 Bahamian: 19
 Bulgarian: 18
 Serbian: 17
 Nigerian: 16
 Carpatho Rusyn: 15
 Albanian: 14
 Lebanese: 13
 Latvian: 13
 Eastern European: 12
 Romanian: 12
 Iranian: 11
 Macedonian: 9
 Barbadian: 8
 Armenian: 8
 Slovene: 7
 Belgian: 7
 British West Indian: 6
 French Canadian: 6
 Scandinavian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 25%Vietnam
  • 8%Mexico
  • 5%Jamaica
  • 4%India
  • 4%Other Northern Africa
  • 4%Dominican Republic
  • 4%Ecuador

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

50% of Harrisburg residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 177
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 92
  • 5th and 6th grade: 195
  • 7th and 8th grade: 542
  • 9th grade: 532
  • 10th grade: 662
  • 11th grade: 699
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 840
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,895
  • Less than 1 year of college: 722
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,496
  • Associate degree: 751
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,440
  • Master's degree: 694
  • Professional school degree: 283
  • Doctorate degree: 85

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 334
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 110
  • 5th and 6th grade: 198
  • 7th and 8th grade: 504
  • 9th grade: 733
  • 10th grade: 1,005
  • 11th grade: 947
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 913
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,090
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,207
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,867
  • Associate degree: 817
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,202
  • Master's degree: 470
  • Professional school degree: 168
  • Doctorate degree: 42

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.8%Males
  • 11.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 17.4%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 12.0%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 17.9%Males
  • 17.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 14.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.6%Males
  • 17.5%Females
Harrisburg marital status for males
Harrisburg marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,105

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Harrisburg:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 37.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 46.0%Utility gas
  • 29.3%Electricity
  • 16.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Other fuel
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 762
Here:

11.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 424
Here:

16.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 264
Here:

18.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)