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Welcome to Harvard ...

The city of Harvard is located in McHenry County<1>.

The location of Harvard has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Harvard: HAHR-verd<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harvard has a population of 9,060 people<4> (see below for details).

Harvard was established in 1868.

The community of Harvard is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Harvard lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Harvard: (815) & (779)<6>

The ZIP code for Harvard: 60033<7>

Websites for Harvard ...

Official Website: www.cityofharvard.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harvard had an population of 9,060 people. This is a decrease of 4.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harvard had a population of 9,447 people. This makes Harvard the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Harvard represents 0.07% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 229th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,447 people, the population of Harvard increased 18.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,996 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harvard.

Communities Also Named Harvard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Harvard - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harvard.

Communities near Harvard ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harvard.

  • Crystal Lake [McHenry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southeast of Harvard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,829 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Lake<9>
  • McHenry [McHenry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
    • McHenry [McHenry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the east of Harvard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<9>
  • Woodstock [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock [McHenry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Harvard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,240 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<9>
  • Belvidere [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvidere
    • Belvidere [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Harvard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roscoe [Winnebago County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
      • Roscoe [Winnebago County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the west of Harvard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<9>
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the north of Harvard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Delavan [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan
      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the north of Harvard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delavan
    • Lake Geneva [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Geneva
      • Lake Geneva [Walworth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northeast of Harvard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Geneva
    • Marengo [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marengo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
      • Marengo [McHenry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the south of Harvard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,437 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marengo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marengo<9>
    • Johnsburg [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsburg
      • Johnsburg [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the east of Harvard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,368 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnsburg<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harvard. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harvard.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harvard. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harvard.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harvard. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Harvard.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harvard ...

Looking for more information about Harvard? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harvard, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harvard.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harvard: www.cityofharvard.org/

The official website for McHenry County: www.co.mchenry.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including McHenry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Harvard. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harvard.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harvard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Harvard). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harvard or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harvard) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harvard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harvard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harvard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4268, Longitude: -88.6229       In this case, the coordinates for Harvard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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