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The economy of Harrisburg, PA employs 20,079 people. The economy of Harrisburg, PA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Public Admin.; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 3.14; 2.18; and 1.82 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Harrisburg, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,233), Accommodation & Food Service (2,153), and Public Admin. (2,051), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,792), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,156), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($46,641).

Median household income in Harrisburg, PA is $32,688. Males in Harrisburg, PA have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,983. The income inequality of Harrisburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Harrisburg, PA. In Dauphin County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 99 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,655. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Harrisburg, PA is from the county of Dauphin County, PA.

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Harrisburg, PA is home to a population of 49,160 people, from which 92.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Harrisburg, PA is composed of 23,891 Black residents (48.6%), 11,642 White residents (23.7%), 9,530 Hispanic residents (19.4%), 2,574 Asian residents (5.24%), and 1,421 Two+ residents (2.89%). The most common foreign languages in Harrisburg, PA are Spanish (5,767 speakers), Vietnamese (712 speakers), and Other Indic (684 speakers), but compared to other places, Harrisburg, PA has a relative high number of Other Indic (684 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (162 speakers), and Vietnamese (712 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Harrisburg, PA awarded 2,300 degrees. The student population of Harrisburg, PA is skewed towards females, with 885 male students and 1,415 female students. Most students in Harrisburg, PA are White (1,763 and 76.7%), followed by Black or African American (200 and 8.7%), Hispanic or Latino (149 and 6.48%), and Asian (63 and 2.74%). The largest universities in Harrisburg, PA by number of graduates are Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (2,225 and 96.7%), Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (59 and 2.57%), and Divine Crown Academy of Cosmetology (16 and 0.7%). The most popular majors in Harrisburg, PA are Registered Nursing (325 and 14.1%), General Studies (237 and 10.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (195 and 8.48%). The median tuition costs in Harrisburg, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $23,900 and $23,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrisburg, PA is $83,800, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $84,400 to $83,800, a 0.71% increase. The homeownership rate of Harrisburg, PA is 36.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Harrisburg, PA have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrisburg, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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