B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$729
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,933
National
$53,889
Children
35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    46%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Harrisburg is not a very nice town. The houses are cheaply built and don't look very nice. There isn't really much in the town. A grocery store is being built, so hopefully that will help to make the town better. The high school, middle school, and Freedom Elementary are fairly new. The high school is very nice and has great facilities. Liberty Elementary is old and gross. The biggest downfall of the town is that some days it smells like crap because there are ponds in town that hold the sewage.
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Great schools, safe neighborhoods for children to grow and play, continuing to grow and bring new opportunities for families
I like that it is a bigger suburb, but it still has a small town feel, but I am not fond of the cold and harsh wind and weather in the area. Overall it was a very nice place to grow up.