Harrisburg–Carlisle, Pennsylvania, metropolitan statistical area
The Harrisburg–Carlisle, Pennsylvania, metropolitan statistical area is defined by the United States Census Bureau as an area consisting of three counties in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Valley, anchored by the cities of Harrisburg and (to a lesser-extent) Carlisle. As of the 2010 census, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 549,475 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 536,919). In 2009, Harrisburg–Carlisle was the 96th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
- 1950: The Harrisburg standard metropolitan area (SMA), consisting of Cumberland and Dauphin counties, was first defined.
- 1959: Following a term change by the Bureau of the Budget (present-day Office of Management and Budget), the Harrisburg SMA became the Harrisburg standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA).
- 1963: Perry County added to the Harrisburg SMSA.
- 1983: Harrisburg SMSA renamed the Harrisburg–Lebanon–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area (MSA); Lebanon County added to the MSA.
- 2003: MSA split into two separate metropolitan areas – Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area (Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties) and the Lebanon metropolitan statistical area (Lebanon County); Both MSAs together form the Harrisburg–Carlisle–Lebanon combined statistical area.
- 2010: The Harrisburg–York–Lebanon urban agglomeration area is defined for the first time, linking York County to the CSA.
As of the census of 2000, there were 509,074 people, 202,380 households, and 134,557 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 86.20% White, 9.39% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $43,374, and the median income for a family was $51,792. Males had a median income of $36,368 versus $26,793 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,432.
In 2009 the urban population of the MSA increased to 383,008 from 362,782 in 2000, a change of 20,226 people.
Combined statistical area
The Harrisburg–York–Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of six counties. The statistical area includes four metropolitan areas. As of the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 1,219,422. The CSA ranked 5th in the state of Pennsylvania, and 43rd most populous in the United States.
- Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs)
- Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
- Harrisburg–Carlisle (Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties)
- Lebanon (Lebanon County)
As of the census of 2000, there were 629,401 people, 248,931 households, and 167,328 families residing within the CSA. The racial makeup of the CSA was 87.78% White, 7.84% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.
The median income for a household in the CSA was $42,740, and the median income for a family was $51,071. Males had a median income of $35,660 versus $26,116 for females. The per capita income for the CSA was $21,017.
|Geographic Area||July 1, 2005||2000 Census||1990 Census||1980 Census||1970 Census|
|Harrisburg–Carlisle–Lebanon, PA CSA||647,390||629,401||587,986||556,242||510,170|
|Cumberland County, Pennsylvania||223,089||213,674||195,257||178,541||158,177|
|Dauphin County, Pennsylvania||253,995||251,798||237,813||232,317||223,834|
|Lebanon County, Pennsylvania||125,578||120,327||113,744||108,582||99,665|
|Perry County, Pennsylvania||44,728||43,602||41,172||35,830||28,615|
Urban agglomeration area
In 2010, the Harrisburg area was combined with York and Lebanon as an urban agglomeration, or a contiguous area of continuously developed urban land, signifying a future merger with the York–Hanover MSA, which would create a combined statistical area of over 1 million people.
- Pennsylvania census statistical areas
- List of Pennsylvania metropolitan areas
- List of United States metropolitan areas
- List of United States combined statistical areas
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- PA MSA 1990 Census and 1994 Population Estimates
- Quickfacts from U.S. Census Bureau
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