Harrisonburg Grows

Brent Finnegan -- February 1st, 2010

According to a recent study by UVa’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the Harrisonburg population grew a total of 15.9 percent between 2001 and 2009. Estimates on the spreadsheet indicate that 5.8 percent of that growth (2,355 people) was due to a “natural increase,” and 10.1 percent (4,088) was due to migration.

During the same period, Rockingham County grew by an estimated 8,248, an increase of 12.2 percent. The Harrisonburg Metropolitan Area (city and county combined) grew by 14,691 people (13.6 percent). That’s slightly higher than the rate of growth statewide (11.4 percent). If that sounded clunky, it’s because it’s spreadsheet data.

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2 Responses to “Harrisonburg Grows”

  1. Scott Rogers says:

    I thought it might be interesting to see how population changes compared to changes in the number of home sales in this area. Take a look: 2000-2009: Population Up, Home Sales Down

  2. Renee says:

    Nice info & graph, thanks Scott.

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