Harrogate Overview

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The Big Picture

Harrogate is a historic spa town located in North Yorkshire, with a population of around 160,000 people. The housing in the area is a mix of Victorian and Edwardian houses, modern apartments, and traditional stone-built cottages. The community in Harrogate is known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, with several festivals and events held throughout the year, including the Harrogate International Festivals, the Harrogate Comedy Festival, and the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. The town is also home to several popular cultural venues, such as the Royal Hall Theatre, the Harrogate Theatre, and the Mercer Art Gallery. The local economy is driven by several sectors, including tourism, retail, and professional services. Notable employers in the area include the Bettys and Taylors Group, the Harrogate District Hospital, and the Harrogate Borough Council. The local authority has also invested in several regeneration projects, such as the Harrogate Convention Centre redevelopment and the redevelopment of the former gasworks site, aimed at creating new job opportunities and promoting economic growth.

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Harrogate Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Harrogate’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Harrogate Diversity

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