Harrisonburg city, VA

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Population

53,064

2.09% growth

Median Age

24.8


Median Household Income

$43,009

6.21% growth

Poverty Rate

29%


Number of Employees

26,008

3.42% growth

Median Property Value

$196,200

0.608% decline

About

In 2017, Harrisonburg city, VA had a population of 53.1k people with a median age of 24.8 and a median household income of $43,009. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrisonburg city, VA grew from 51,979 to 53,064, a 2.09% increase and its median household income grew from $40,494 to $43,009, a 6.21% increase.

The population of Harrisonburg city, VA is 67.3% White Alone, 18.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.37% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Harrisonburg city, VA speak a non-English language, and 89% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrisonburg city, VA are James Madison University (5,551 degrees awarded in 2016) and Eastern Mennonite University (556 degrees).

The median property value in Harrisonburg city, VA is $196,200, and the homeownership rate is 38.3%. Most people in Harrisonburg city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrisonburg city, VA is 2 cars per household.

Harrisonburg city, VA borders Rockingham County, VA.

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Economy

The economy of Harrisonburg city, VA employs 26k people. The largest industries in Harrisonburg city, VA are Accommodation & Food Services (5,122 people), Educational Services (4,593 people), and Manufacturing (3,247 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($41,534), Wholesale Trade ($40,145), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($39,010).

Median household income in Harrisonburg city, VA is $43,009. Males in Harrisonburg city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Harrisonburg city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,009

2017 value

± $2,035

6.21%

1 Year Growth

± 6.69%

Households in Harrisonburg city, VA have a median annual income of $43,009, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,494 in 2016, which represents a 6.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrisonburg city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2.06

  2. Census Tract 3.01

  3. Census Tract 2.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrisonburg city, VA was Census Tract 2.06 with a value of $107,019, followed by Census Tract 3.01 and Census Tract 2.03, with respective values of $67,604 and $62,426.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrisonburg city, VA (13.2k out of 45.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,215 ± 642

  2. Hispanic

    2,071 ± 336

  3. Black

    759 ± 217

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrisonburg city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26k

2017 Value

± 1,195

3.42%

1 Year growth

± 6.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrisonburg city, VA grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 25.1k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrisonburg city, VA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,751 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,843 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,834 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrisonburg city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrisonburg city, VA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,751 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,843 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,834 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrisonburg city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.7 times), and Production Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrisonburg city, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,820), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,141), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($48,591).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26k

2017 Value

± 1,195

3.42%

1 Year growth

± 6.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrisonburg city, VA grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 25.1k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrisonburg city, VA, are Accommodation & Food Services (5,122 people), Educational Services (4,593 people), and Manufacturing (3,247 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrisonburg city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Harrisonburg city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Harrisonburg city, VA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (5,122 people), Educational Services (4,593 people), and Manufacturing (3,247 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrisonburg city, VA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.59 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.91 times), and Manufacturing (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrisonburg city, VA, by median earnings, are Information ($41,534), Wholesale Trade ($40,145), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($39,010).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.1% of the population of Harrisonburg city, VA has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 9.63% on Medicaid, 6.3% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Harrisonburg city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Harrisonburg city, VA see 691 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.5% decrease from the previous year (739 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 931 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 307 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

691 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harrisonburg city, VA see an average of 691 patients per year. This represents a 6.5% decrease from the previous year (739 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harrisonburg city, VA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.9%

Uninsured

52.3%

Employer Coverage

9.63%

Medicaid

6.3%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrisonburg city, VA grew by 10.7% from 14.4% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrisonburg city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Harrisonburg city, VA is home to a population of 53.1k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.5% of Harrisonburg city, VA residents were born outside of the country (8.78k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrisonburg city, VA is composed of 35.7k White Alone residents (67.3%), 9.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.7%), 3.38k Black or African American Alone residents (6.37%), 2.12k Asian Alone residents (3.99%), 1.66k Two or More Races residents (3.12%), 180 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.339%), 55 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.104%), and 24 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0452%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Harrisonburg city, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrisonburg city, VA was 24.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Harrisonburg city, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harrisonburg city, VA residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.78k people

16.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.62k people

As of 2017, 16.5% of Harrisonburg city, VA residents (8.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrisonburg city, VA was 16.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

89%

2017 Citizenship

89%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89% of Harrisonburg city, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrisonburg city, VA was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.7k ± 114

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.92k ± 915

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.38k ± 295

In 2017, there were 3.6 times more White Alone residents (35.7k people) in Harrisonburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.92k Hispanic or Latino and 3.38k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Harrisonburg city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Harrisonburg city, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Harrisonburg city, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harrisonburg city, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    362 ± 104

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    311 ± 164

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    111 ± 54

Harrisonburg city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Harrisonburg city, VA awarded 6,107 degrees. The student population of Harrisonburg city, VA is skewed towards women, with 9,116 male students and 13,899 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrisonburg city, VA are White (4,815 and 80.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (297 and 4.96%), Black or African American (239 and 3.99%), and Asian (213 and 3.56%).

The largest universities in Harrisonburg city, VA by number of degrees awarded are James Madison University (5,551 and 90.9%) and Eastern Mennonite University (556 and 9.1%).

The most popular majors in Harrisonburg city, VA are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (442 and 7.24%), Community Health Services (409 and 6.7%), and Registered Nursing (402 and 6.58%).

The median tuition costs in Harrisonburg city, VA are $34,060 for private four year colleges, and $5,896 and $21,114 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 402 degrees awarded

  2. 433 degrees awarded

  3. 409 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Harrisonburg city, VA was Registered Nursing with 402 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Harrisonburg city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,551 degrees awarded

  2. 556 degrees awarded

$5,896

Median In-State Public

$34,060

Median Private

In 2016, the Harrisonburg city, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was James Madison University with 5,551 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,320

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,787

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,320 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrisonburg city, VA, which is 0.613 times less than the 3,787 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,815 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    297 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    239 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harrisonburg city, VA were to White students. These 4,815 degrees mean that there were 16.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 297 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrisonburg city, VA was $196,200 in 2017, which is 0.902 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $197,400 to $196,200, a 0.608% decrease. The homeownership rate in Harrisonburg city, VA is 38.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrisonburg city, VA have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrisonburg city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$43,009

Median Household Income

± $2,035

16.8k

Number of Households

± 870

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.8k households in Harrisonburg city, VA grew to $43,009 from the previous year's value of $40,494.

The following chart displays the households in Harrisonburg city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$196,200

2017 Median

± $4,255

$197,400

2016 Median

± $5,583

In 2017, the median property value in Harrisonburg city, VA declined from to $196,200 from the previous year's value of $197,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrisonburg city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrisonburg city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Harrisonburg city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrisonburg city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

38.3%

2017 Homeownership

37.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.3% of the housing units in Harrisonburg city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 37.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harrisonburg city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harrisonburg city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrisonburg city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrisonburg city, VA have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Harrisonburg city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.5%

  3. Walked

    8.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harrisonburg city, VA was Drove Alone (69.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.5%) and those who Walked (8.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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