People Facts Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Population, 2006 estimate 47,164 12,440,621
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 -3.6% 1.3%
Population, 2000 48,950 12,281,054
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 8.1% 5.9%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 28.2% 23.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 10.9% 15.6%
Female persons, percent, 2000 53.0% 51.7%
 
White persons, percent, 2000 31.7% 85.4%
Black persons, percent, 2000 54.8% 10.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 0.4% 0.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 2.8% 1.8%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 3.6% 1.2%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 11.7% 3.2%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 48.7% 63.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 5.8% 4.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 15.7% 8.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 72.4% 81.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 14.3% 22.4%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 19.2 25.2
 
Housing units, 2000 24,314 5,249,750
Homeownership rate, 2000 42.3% 71.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $56,900 $97,000
 
Households, 2000 20,561 4,777,003
Persons per household, 2000 2.32 2.48
Median household income, 1999 $26,920 $40,106
Per capita money income, 1999 $15,787 $20,880
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 24.6% 11.0%
    Business Facts
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,181,223 183,741,873
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 613,160 130,713,197
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $12,674 $10,606
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 96,523 15,305,402
Total number of firms, 2002 3,058 874,255
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 17.8% 2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 - -
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 5.1% 2.6%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 - 1.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 - 26.0%
 
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 8 44,816
Persons per square mile, 2000 6,035.8 274.0
Counties Dauphin County