Regional Demographics

Home to a diverse community of more than 130,000 people speaking more than 54 different languages, the Harrisonburg Metro Area continues to grow and diversify.  Beyond the boundaries of the Metro Area, our businesses can harness an extended labor market from bordering regions, including neighboring West Virginia. Residents there are attracted to the abundant opportunity in our region. In addition, businesses have access to over 24,000 new regional graduates per year.

For a more detailed look at our region, download the Harrisonburg Metro Area demographic data sheet.

   Harrisonburg Metro  Virginia
 Total Population (2013)  130,229  8.26 million
 AAR Growth 1980-1990  1.40%  1.47%
 AAR Growth 1990-2000  2.06%  1.39%
 AAR Growth 2000-2013  1.44%  1.17%


 Data  Harrisonburg Metro
 % Female  51.85%
 % Male  48.15%
 Hispanic Ethnicity  9.5%
 Not of Hispanic Ethnicity  90.5%
 Average Household Income  $62,883
 Median Household Income  $48,619
 Population Density (per sq. mi.)  146.93




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George K. Anas, II
Assistant County Administrator /
Director of Economic Development
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Michele Bridges
Economic Development and Tourism Manager
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Casey Armstrong
Community Development Director
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Pete Kesecker
Development Plan Manager
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Diana Stultz
Zoning Administrator / Subdivision Agent
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Rhonda Cooper
Director of Planning
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James May
Senior Planner
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Barry Hertzler
Director of Public Works
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Phillip Rhodes
Deputy Director of Public Works
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Kathy McQuain
Parks and Recreation Director
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