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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Harrisonburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 53,273. Harrisonburg is in Harrisonburg City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. 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
$203,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$883
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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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
    115.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    58.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    31.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    125
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,494.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 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
    16%
    national  12%
  • 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
    16%
    national  12%

Working in Harrisonburg

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,679
National
$62,843

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