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Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Welcome to Harrisonburg ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Harrisonburg has a population of 54,033 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Harrisonburg is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Harrisonburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Harrisonburg lies within the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Harrisonburg: 22801<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harrisonburg had a population of 48,914 people.

The population of Harrisonburg represents 0.61% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 48,914 people, the population of Harrisonburg increased 20.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 40,468 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Harrisonburg had an population of 54,033 people. This is an increase of 10.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.52% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Harrisonburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Harrisonburg - it's located in Louisiana.

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

Websites for Harrisonburg ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harrisonburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harrisonburg. 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 Harrisonburg. Our list includes 42 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrisonburg ...

Looking for more information about Harrisonburg? 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 Harrisonburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harrisonburg.

Communities near Harrisonburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Bridgewater   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Harrisonburg

Located in Rockingham County

Broadway   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the North (N) of Harrisonburg

Located in Rockingham County

Elkton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the East (E) of Harrisonburg

Located in Rockingham County

Grottoes   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the South (S) of Harrisonburg

Located in Augusta County

Timberville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the North (N) of Harrisonburg

Located in Rockingham County

Shenandoah   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the East (E) of Harrisonburg

Located in Page County

New Market   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Harrisonburg

Located in Shenandoah County

Mount Crawford   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Harrisonburg

Located in Rockingham County

Dayton   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Harrisonburg

Located in Rockingham County

Keezletown   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Harrisonburg

Located in Rockingham County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Harrisonburg.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harrisonburg.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisonburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Harrisonburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harrisonburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harrisonburg) 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 Harrisonburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harrisonburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisonburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4494, Longitude: -78.8686     [Map].






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