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Harvard, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Harvard had a population of 9,394 as of July 1, 2017. Harvard ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harvard is located at latitude 42.4297 and longitude -88.6212 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harvard (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Harvard (GNIS ID: 2394315) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Harvard is located within Township of Chemung, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harvard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harvard: Milk Center of the World.

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Harvard, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,394
Daytime Population: Workers 2,766
Daytime Population: Residents 4,980
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,746
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 9,394
Population in Familes 7,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,153
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $46,149
Average Household Income $62,343
Per Capita Income $20,491


Total Housing Units 3,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,786 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,250 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 350 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $140,075
Average Home Value $174,202


Total Households 3,036
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 2,171
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% 1.59%
Households -0.08% 1.72%
Families -0.15% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Harvard, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harvard to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 231 83rd
Population Density # 661 52nd
Diversity Index # 43 97th
Median Household Income # 961 30th
Per Capita Income # 1248 9th

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