Population and Demographics

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Population (2018 est)
Harrisonburg 54,606
Rockingham County 81,422

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Median Household Income (2017)
Harrisonburg $43,009
Rockingham County $57,651

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Median Age (2018)
Harrisonburg 25.7
Rockingham County 41.2

Source: Sperling’s Best Places, Suburban Stats

Cost of Living

Harrisonburg
Rockingham

Overall 98.5 100.3
Grocery 93.4 102.8
Health 131.9 131.4
Housing 104.9 100
Utilities 95.9 97.1
Transportation 75.9 86.8
Miscellaneous 98.3 99.1

Source: Sperling’s Best Places. Cost of living indices are based on a U.S. average of 100.

Taxes

Harrisonburg Measure Rate
Real Estate Assessed Value $ .86
Personal Property Trade-In Value (Vehicles/Other) $3.50/$2.12
Machinery/Tools Org. Cost 90%=year 1 to 30%=year 7 + $2.12

Rockingham Measure Rate
Real Estate Assessed Value $.74
Personal Property Loan Value-78% Retail $3.00
Machinery/Tools Org. Cost 90%=year 1 to 20%=year 8 + $2.55

Source: Regional Data Center for Virginia’s Central Shenandoah Valley

Median Value of owner-occupied housing units (2016)

Harrisonburg $197,400
Rockingham County $200,900

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Median Home Sale Prices (2017 through June)

Harrisonburg/Rockingham County $199,950

Source: Funkhouser Real Estate Group

median days on market (2018 July)

Harrisonburg/Rockingham County 22

Source: Funkhouser Real Estate Group

Top Employers in Rockingham County

1,000 or More Employees
James Madison University
Sentara RMH Healthcare
Rockingham County School Board
Cargill Meat Solutions
Walmart
Harrisonburg City Schools
LSC Communications
Great Eastern Resort Management

500 to 999 Employees
Marshall’s
City of Harrisonburg
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation
County of Rockingham
Merck & Co.
Aramark Campus LLC
Tenneco Automotive Operations
George’s Foods
Stellar Management Grouping
Eagle Express
Perdue
Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative
Eastern Mennonite University

250 to 499 Employees
Danone Wave
Fairfield and Sons, LTD
Dynamic Aviation Group
MillerCoors
Virginia Mennonite Retirement
Sysco
Food Lion
Bridgewater Retirement Community
Tenneco Packaging Inc.
Riddleberger Brothers, Inc.
Shenandoah Growers, Inc.

Source: Rockingham County Economic Development

Educational Attainment (2019)

Harrisonburg-Rockingham County
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 83.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 28.1%

Source: Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Employment by industry (2016)

No. of Employees
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 9,403
Manufacturing 5,355
Retail trade 5,351
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 3,108
Construction 2,967
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 2,585
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,774
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental leasing 1,698
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,477
Other services, except public administration 1,444
Public administration 1,265
Wholesale trade 1,155
Information 501

Source: Rockingham County Economic Development

unEmployment rate

Harrisonburg/rockingham (May 2019) 3.0%

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Economic Information & Analytics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics