Harnett County NC Information


Harnett County Subdivisions

Harnett County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 127,348
Population in Households 123,905
Population in Familes 104,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,443
Population Density1 214
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 46,010
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 32,647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,033 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,977 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,693 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $180,825
Average Home Value $206,827


Median Household Income $41,735
Average Household Income $52,696
Per Capita Income $19,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.5% 2.78%
Households 2.4% 2.78%
Families 2.23% 2.68%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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, 2014 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 # 23 77th
Median Household Income # 40 61st
Per Capita Income # 75 26th

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