Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a town with just over 49,000 residents. Families with young children should fit right in, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 9% of the population, while retirees are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 34, the city's residents are notably younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Home ownership is less common than renting in the area, and 36% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $809 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Each month, renters in Harrisburg will pay around $108 less compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Harrisburg residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 31% of residents, while public transit is used by only 4% of the population. Walking (4%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
There are two primary industries in Harrisburg: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 13% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $46K, Harrisburg workers bring in less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Harrisburg's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Harrisburg has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (21%) compared to the national average. In addition, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.