Harnett County NC Information


Harnett County Subdivisions

Harnett County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 133,022
Population in Households 129,707
Population in Familes 109,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,315
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 48,027
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 34,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 54,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,018 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,009 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,175 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $139,261
Average Home Value $165,277


Median Household Income $43,234
Average Household Income $55,839
Per Capita Income $20,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.4% 2.37%
Households 2.33% 2.33%
Families 2.19% 2.25%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Harnett County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harnett County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 78th
Population Density1 # 26 75th
Diversity Index2 # 19 81st
Median Household Income # 42 59th
Per Capita Income # 70 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.