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Welcome to Harvard ...

The pronunciation of Harvard: HAHR-verd<1>

The city of Harvard is located in McHenry County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Harvard has a population of 9,180 people<2> (see below for details).

Harvard was established in 1868.

The community of Harvard is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Harvard: (815) and (779)<4>

The ZIP code for Harvard: 60033<5>

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 7,996 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Harvard had an population of 9,180 people. This is a decrease of 2.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.81% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Harvard ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Harvard and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belvidere   [Map]   25,181   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crystal Lake   [Map]   40,421   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Johnsburg   [Map]   6,317   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Marengo   [Map]   7,496   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
McHenry   [Map]   26,911   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Roscoe   [Map]   10,505   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harvard. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harvard. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Harvard:

Websites for Harvard ...

Official Website: www.cityofharvard.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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: www.illinois.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harvard.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harvard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).

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<5>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Harvard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harvard) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harvard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4268, Longitude: -88.6229     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harvard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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