Harrisburg, PA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 24,337 housing units in Harrisburg. This represents a 1% decline from 24,590 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 24,328 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 9 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Harrisburg is about 42.3%. Harrisburg's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 15.4%. Average household size is 2.32 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Harrisburg were built after 1946.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.90%
One Bedroom22.60%
Two Bedrooms21.20%
Three Bedrooms30.60%
Four Bedrooms9.90%
Five Bedrooms or more9.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.45
Median year structure was built1940
Median Value of occupied units$56,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$45,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.23
Median year structure was built1950
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$428

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage8.60%
Home Equity Loan7.60%
Simple Mortgage51.40%
Debt Free32.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.6%