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Harrisburg is a township in Saline County, in the Harrisburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Harrisburg. For links to other places called Harrisburg, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harrisburg is 37.731N. The longitude is -88.541W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 358 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,658.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harrisburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saline County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62935 ZIP code.
17% of Harrisburg residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harrisburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harrisburg was $15,741, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Harrisburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harrisburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $251. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $620.
Saline County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harrisburg political report.
The average commute time for Harrisburg workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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