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 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 509,074 (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.
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.
The Harrisburg–Carlisle–Lebanon combined statistical area (CSA) is made up of four counties. The statistical area includes two metropolitan areas. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 629,401 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 667,425). In 2009, Harrisburg–Carlisle–Lebanon was the 55th largest CSA in the United States.
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|
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.
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