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Welcome to Harrisonburg ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harrisonburg has a population of 53,379 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 is located in the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Harrisonburg: 22801<3>

Websites for Harrisonburg ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harrisonburg had an population of 53,379 people. This is an increase of 9.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.9% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities Also Named Harrisonburg ...

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

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

Communities near Harrisonburg ...

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

  • Bridgewater
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Broadway
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Elkton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Grottoes
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Timberville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Shenandoah
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
    • Shenandoah is located in Page County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Shenandoah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah <4>
  • New Market
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Mount Crawford
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Dayton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Keezletown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)

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 Harrisonburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harrisonburg.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harrisonburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrisonburg. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

The official website 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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