Harrisonburg, Virginia

Harrisonburg: The most populous city in Virginia. It is located on the Shenandoah River in the Shenandoah Valley region of the state. Harrisonburg is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Harrisonburg Historical Society and the Harrisonburg Museum of Art.


Harrisonburg is a city located in the county of City of Harrisonburg in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 48,914 and a population density of 1,086 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 53,204 inhabitants.

The city was created 245 years ago in 1778.

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Location of Harrisonburg on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Harrisonburg

Population : 53,204 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : City of Harrisonburg
Different from : Harrison County, Harrison County, Harrison County, Harrison County, Harrison County, Harrison County, Harrison County, Harrison County
Postal code : 22801–22803, 22807
Phone Area Codes : 540
Area : 45.04 km2
Altitude : 1,325 feet / 404 meters
Capital city : Harrisonburg is capital of Rockingham County
Establishment : January 01, 1779 (245 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 16:30:44 (23rd February 2024)
Density : 1,181 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 8.06% (2010-2020)
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Harrisonburg is located at 38°26'58"N 78°52'8"W (38.4495700, -78.8689200).

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The population of Harrisonburg increased by 8.06% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 48,914 - census
2011 49,935 2.04% estimation process
2012 51,312 2.68% estimation process
2013 51,537 0.44% estimation process
2014 52,542 1.91% estimation process
2015 52,675 0.25% estimation process
2016 53,542 1.62% estimation process
2017 53,644 0.19% estimation process
2018 53,488 -0.29% estimation process
2019 53,016 -0.89% estimation process
2020 53,204 0.35% estimation process

Harrisonburg zip code is 22801. County name: Harrisonburg, County fips: 51660

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People born in Harrisonburg (50)

People born in Harrisonburg, including writer Maggie Stiefvater, basketball player Ralph Sampson, basketball player Kristi Toliver, .


  • Akeem Jordan (American football player) he was born in 17/08/1985
  • Dell Curry (American retired basketball player) he was born in 25/06/1964
  • Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous (American historian) he was born in 17/02/1956
  • Jacob A. Garber (American politician (1879-1953)) he was born in 25/01/1879
  • Samuel B. Avis (American politician (1872-1924)) he was born in 19/02/1872
  • James H. Cravens (American politician (1802-1876)) he was born in 02/08/1802
  • John Paul, Jr. (American politician and judge (1883-1964)) he was born in 09/12/1883
  • Henry G. Blosser (American physicist) he was born in 16/03/1928
  • Brian Bocock (American baseball shortstop) he was born in 09/03/1985
  • John Wade (American football player) he was born in 25/01/1975
  • Alan Knicely (American baseball player) he was born in 19/05/1955
  • Algernon Sidney Gray (American politician) he was born in 08/01/1814
  • Allen V. Evans (American politician) he was born in 11/07/1939
  • Bill Mims (American politician) he was born in 20/06/1957
  • Clement Conger (White House curator) he was born in 15/10/1912
  • Dan Forest (North Carolina politician) he was born in 15/10/1967
  • Daryl Irvine (American baseball player) he was born in 15/11/1964
  • David Avison (American photographer and physicist) he was born in 13/03/1937

Schools in Harrisonburg

College & universities near Harrisonburg, VA

Code Name City ZIP
232423 James Madison University Harrisonburg (VA) 22807
232043 Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg (VA) 22802-2462
231581 Bridgewater College Bridgewater (VA) 22812-1599
231536 Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave (VA) 24486-0080
232672 Mary Baldwin University Staunton (VA) 24401

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Harrisonburg, VA

Code Name Address Type
STA Staunton station 1 Middlebrook Avenue RAIL
CVS Charlottesville Union Station 810 West Main St RAIL
CLP Culpeper station 109 South Commerce Street RAIL
CLF Clifton Forge 400 Ridgeway Street RAIL
LYH Kemper Street station 825 Kemper St RAIL

Post offices near Harrisonburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Harrisonburg Post Office Harrisonburg (VA) 22802
Dayton Post Office Dayton (VA) 22821
Harrisonburg Post Office Harrisonburg (VA) 22801
Linvill Post Office Linville (VA) 22834
Hinton Post Office Hinton (VA) 22831

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Harrisonburg , Louisiana human settlement in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States of America with a population of 307 people.

Distance to Other Cities

Harrisonburg distances to largest Virginia cities