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Harrisonburg
  • Town in Virginia

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

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Harrisonburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 53,558. Harrisonburg is in Harrisonburg City County. Living in Harrisonburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Harrisonburg there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Harrisonburg. The public schools in Harrisonburg are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$911
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    162.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    28.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    26.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    138.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,287.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  11%

Working in Harrisonburg

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,117
National
$64,994

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