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Harvard, Illinois

Harvard is a city located in McHenry County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,996.


Harvard is located at 42°25'24" North, 88°37'5" West (42.423444, -88.618036)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.8 km² (5.3 mi²). 13.8 km² (5.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 7,996 people, 2,610 households, and 1,853 families residing in the city. The population density is 578.1/km² (1,498.2/mi²). There are 2,723 housing units at an average density of 196.9/km² (510.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 76.25% White, 0.85% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 18.76% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. 37.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,610 households out of which 39.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% are married couples living together, 11.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% are non-families. 24.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.05 and the average family size is 3.56.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $44,363, and the median income for a family is $48,087. Males have a median income of $30,578 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,253. 9.1% of the population and 6.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.2% are under the age of 18 and 1.2% are 65 or older.

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