Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

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Population

49,081

6% Decline

Unemployment Rate

7.2%

Median Income

$32,476

Avg. Home Price

$54,300

Best Places to Live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Capital-city complex - Southeast-central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River
Pros
-Capital-city amenities
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Dull infrastructure

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What Bert Has To Say About Harrisburg-Carlisle Metro Area

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, features a nondescript, fairly unattractive downtown for a capital city. Amenities include an assortment of historic museums and a nice waterfront strip along the Susquehanna River. Beyond downtown, residential and industrial areas spread across the river into Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg to the west. The economy isn’t spectacular but is projected to grow because of the area’s relatively low cost of doing business and the strategic central location along key surface transportation routes within the eastern United States.


QUICK FACTS

City: Harrisburg
Zip Codes: 17104 17103 17102 17101 17120
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 351 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Harrisburg is 7.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Harrisburg jobs have increased by 2.26%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Harrisburg's cost of living is 20.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Harrisburg's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Harrisburg's population is 49,081 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.29%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Harrisburg is $54,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 20.85%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Harrisburg public schools spend $22,707 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Harrisburg. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Harrisburg

It's a good time to buy in Harrisburg. Home Appreciation is up 20.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Harrisburg Real Estate.

The median home price in Harrisburg is $54,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Harrisburg   22 Reviews
It's OK - 7/6/2017
I moved to Harrisburg right after college and have been here for about 6 years now. This city is OK. Downtown has some nicer restaurants, but still has just as many... Read More

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lifetime resident ready to move - 12/1/2015
Having lived here many years I've noticed that some people are very nice but most won't give you the time of day.Due to many years of "lifetime" politicians, the city is... Read More

Not so friendly area.... - 6/4/2014
I am a transplant to the area, moved here from Maryland a few years ago. I thought that this would be a great place to raise my children, especially since my family... Read More


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17104 17103 17102 17101 17120
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