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Harvard, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Harvard had a population of 9,502 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.4222 and longitude -88.6137 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harvard 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.

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

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Harvard, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Harvard, IL Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Harvard, IL Wealth Index is 58
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 9,502
Population in Households 9,502
Population in Families 8,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,166
Diversity Index1 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,814
Average Household Income $66,569
Per Capita Income $21,914
Wealth Index3 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,746 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,334 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $132,210
Housing Affordability Index2 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,080
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 2,194
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.06% 1.72%
Households 0.1% 1.88%
Families 0.0% 1.73%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

Harvard, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harvard to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 228 83rd
Population Density # 640 53rd
Diversity Index # 43 97th
Median Household Income # 925 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1228 10th

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