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Overview

Introduction to Harrisburg, Illinois

Located in Saline county, Harrisburg, Illinois, is 56 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 112 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Harrisburg History

In 1853, the community of Harrisburg was marked as a village comprising of an area of twenty acres. It was incorporated as a town in 1861, and was reincorporated as a city in 1889. The city was named after James Alexander Harris, a farmhouse owner, who donated land for the first additions to the town. Coal mining was originally the major industry in the city. The New York Central Railroad began running a line to Harrisburg in the year 1872.

Harrisburg and nearby Attractions

  • Saline county Area Historical Museum
  • Saline county State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • New Harmony State Historic Site
  • Adsmore Museum

Things To Do In Harrisburg

Located on the city's southern edge, the Saline County Area Historical Museum is home to the three-story Old Pauper Home and other historic buildings, along with a one-room school house, cabins, and a small church. The Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area has many activities such as camping, boating, and fishing. In addition, the city celebrates the annual Saline County Fair in the month of July.

Harrisburg Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Williamson County Regional Airport.

Harrisburg Higher Education

John A. Logan College, University of Southern Indiana, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offer classes for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,418
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+3,283
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,440
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,434
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,837

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,859
% Above Poverty Level74.6%
% Below Poverty Level25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$551
Median House Value$68,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23%
Irish20.1%
German19.6%
English11.5%
Dutch3%
French Except Basque2.6%
Italian2.6%
Welsh2.2%
Scottish1.5%
Hungarian1.1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Polish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.2%
African0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Harrisburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Saline County
Standard Zip Codes62946
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.73
Approximate Longitude-88.54

Harrisburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHARRISBURG
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationMARION 4 NNE
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationDIXON SPRINGS AGR CENTER
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carrier Mills2,129$36,394
Eldorado4,134$37,566
Equality591$48,295
Galatia940$43,958
Raleigh308$48,125

Harrisburg Public Libraries

Harrisburg Public Library District
2 WEST WALNUT STREET
Harrisburg, Illinois
(618) 253-7455

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Harrisburg Hospitals

Harrisburg Medical Center
(Non-profit)
100 Doctor Warren Tuttle Dr
(618) 253-7671

Harrisburg Public Schools

East Side Intermediate School
315 E Church St
ZIP: 62946
(618) 253-7637
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Harrisburg High School
333 W College St
ZIP: 62946
(618) 253-7637
High
Total Enrollment 591
Harrisburg Middle School
312 Bulldog Blvd
ZIP: 62946
(618) 253-7637
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
Learning Alt Branch Harrisburg
24 S Vine St # 114
ZIP: 62946
(618) 253-7622
Other
Total Enrollment 15
Learning Alt Branch Harrisburg
24 S Vine St
ZIP: 62946
(618) 253-7622
Other
Total Enrollment 12
School District 428 Iyc-hrb
1201 W Poplar St
ZIP: 62946
(618) 252-8681
High
Total Enrollment 109
West Side Primary School
411 W Lincoln St
ZIP: 62946
(618) 253-7637
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
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