James Madison University, VA

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James Madison University's Livability

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  • C
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • C+
    Job Market
  • C
    Diversity
  • A-
    Crime
  • A-
    Commute
  • N/A
    Education
  • B-
    Weather
  • D-
    Amenities

About James Madison University, VA

James Madison University, VA is located in Harrisonburg City County in the state of Virginia.

The total City Population for James Madison University is about 3,311 with about 7,791 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $260,700 for Harrisonburg City County, which is roughly 100% lower than the Average Home Value of $242,407 for the state of Virginia, and roughly 100% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $0, which is roughly 100% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $69,028 for the state of Virginia, and roughly 100% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

James Madison University Population 3,311
Average Home Value $260,700 (Harrisonburg City County)
Median Household Income $48,226 (Harrisonburg City County)
Median Age 19.4
Unemployment Rate 5.3%
Politics % Unavailable

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.25
Male Population Estimate: 31.9%
Female Population Estimate: 68.1%
Median Age: 19.4
Male Median Age: 19.5
Female Median Age: 19.4

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:85.56%
Asian:6.58%
Black:6.31%
Hispanic:3.35%
Other:1.36%
Hawaiian:0.69%
Indian:0.36%

Voting

Voting results are unavailable for Harrisonburg City County.

Mark Warner
U.S. Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
Tim Kaine
U.S. Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
Glenn Youngkin
State governor
Glenn Youngkin
Republican Party

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of James Madison University specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Harrisonburg City County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Harrisonburg City County: About 214.29 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Harrisonburg City County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 26% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for James Madison University is about 5.3%.

Virginia is ranked #23 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 49.97 out of 100.

23rd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 32.22

The average living wage for the state of Virginia is $33.68/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.50/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Virginia a minimum wage score of 33.02 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Virginia a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 0 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Virginia is $197.60, resulting in a UI benefit score of 29.33 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Virginia does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Virginia does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Virginia does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Virginia does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Virginia does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Virginia does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Virginia does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Virginia does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Virginia does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Virginia does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Virginia does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Virginia does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Virginia does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
Virginia does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Virginia does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Virginia does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Virginia does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Virginia does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Virginia does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Virginia does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 22807
Latitude: 38.433240
Longitude: -78.866333
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 1363.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 540