Harrisonburg, Louisiana

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Harrisonburg, Louisiana

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High Points

Harrisonburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Harrisonburg Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Harrisonburg Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Harrisonburg Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Harrisonburg Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Harrisonburg, Louisiana

Comparing Harrisonburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 8
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 4
Portion of People Married 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 2 6
College Educated Adults 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 4
People Above Poverty 1 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 5 6
Working at Home 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6

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Harrisonburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles S of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Catahoula
Standard Zip Codes 71340
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.771
Longitude -91.821

Harrisonburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 55 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches
Station JENA 4 WSW
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 56 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 59.2 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
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Harrisonburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 746 100%
Male 546 73.2%
Female 200 26.8%
Under 18 100 13.4%
18+ 646 86.6%
65+ 71 9.5%
Median Age 30.1
Average Family Size 3.24
White 324 43.4%
African-American 409 54.8%
Asian 11 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Harrisonburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 728
Growth -18
Growth % -2.4%

Harrisonburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 61%
US/American 27.1%
English 4.1%
Irish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
African 1.4%
German 0.9%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harrisonburg 746 $31,250
Clayton 858 $15,598
Ferriday 3,723 $18,636
Jena 2,971 $39,848
Jonesville 2,469 $23,462
Sicily Island 453 $23,036
Wisner 1,140 $23,929

Harrisonburg Public Libraries

Catahoula Parish Library
Harrisonburg, Louisiana
(318) 744-5271

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Harrisonburg High Schools (2004)

Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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