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Harrisonburg is an independent city.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Thomas Harrison, founder.
The latitude of Harrisonburg is 38.449N. The longitude is -78.869W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,325 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 41,170.
Many local people had divided loyalties during the Civil War, when Union and Confederate troops passed through the city
The State Normal and Industrial School for Women - today's James Madison University - was established here in 1908.
Harrisonburg became an independent city in 1916.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harrisonburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrisonburg City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22801 ZIP code.
21% of Harrisonburg residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harrisonburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harrisonburg was $14,898, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Harrisonburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Harrisonburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $916.
Libraries in Harrisonburg include Massanutten Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Harrisonburg include Daily News Record
TV stations in Harrisonburg include WHSV.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMRA.
Harrisonburg City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harrisonburg political report.
The average commute time for Harrisonburg workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harrisonburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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