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About Harrisburg, PA


A beautiful state capital where nature is never far away

Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is close to the world-famous Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The region is an important economic, political, and agricultural anchor in the Keystone State. The key employment centers are state and federal government and the military.

Harrisburg residents enjoy its small-town feel combined with big-city amenities. Residents who crave the outdoors love taking advantage of the many miles of hiking and biking trails and the recreational activities along the Susquehanna River, including kayaking, boating, and swimming. The City Island Park is right in the middle of the Susquehanna, where you can catch a baseball game, take a ride on a steam train or take in some history at the replica of the John Harris Trading Post. After working up an appetite, there's no shortage of food to enjoy, and chocolate isn't the only culinary draw in the area. Harrisburg has a budding craft brewery and winery scene as well as a variety of gourmet restaurants.

Ranked by US News and World Report as the best place to live in Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg metropolitan area has a small-town atmosphere that can't be matched by many of the larger metro areas on the east coast. Harrisburg has one of the country's most affordable housing markets and a cost of living below the national average, while maintaining a strong job market. Harrisburg provides an urban atmosphere with a manageable price tag.

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Harrisburg Schools and Demographics


Elementary Schools near Harrisburg, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Downey School KG - 05 400 14 17103
Foose School KG - 04 500 14 17104
Melrose School KG - 04 525 14 17104
Scott School PK - 04 500 15 17104
Sylvan Heights Science Cs KG - 04 220 15 17104

Middle Schools near Harrisburg, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Marshall Math Science Academy 05 - 08 338 17 17104
Marshall School 05 - 08 129 14 17104
Rowland School 05 - 08 840 13 17104

High Schools near Harrisburg, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Capital Area School For The Arts Charter School 09 - 12 200 0 17101
Harrisburg High School 09 - 12 1,100 13 17103
Harrisburg University Of Science And Technology High School 09 - 12 400 14 17101

Ungraded Schools near Harrisburg, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Cougar Academy 01 - 12 300 15 17103
Premier Arts And Science Charter School KG - 05 200 18 17103
Ymca Of Greater Harrisburg Youthbuild 10 - 13 0 0 17103

Demographics near Harrisburg, PA 17104

Zip Code City
Population 50,413 283,488
Population Density 6,201 540
Median Age 36.5 41.3
People per Household 2.3 2.4
Median Household Income 41,603 62,688
Average Income per Capita 23,604 34,830

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