Harrisburg, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Harrisburg, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Harrisburg had a population of 14,492 as of July 1, 2018. Harrisburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrisburg is located at latitude 35.3158 and longitude -80.6492 in Cabarrus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Harrisburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cabarrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Town of Harrisburg (GNIS ID: 2406649) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Harrisburg is located within Township 1-Harrisburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cabarrus County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisburg: Harris Depot.

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Harrisburg, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,492
Population in Households 14,465
Population in Familes 13,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,473
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $85,895
Average Household Income $104,542
Per Capita Income $36,471


Total Housing Units 5,112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,492 (87.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $254,451
Average Home Value $272,007


Total Households 4,996
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,940
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.37% 2.36%
Households 2.32% 2.33%
Families 2.22% 2.31%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Harrisburg, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisburg to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 72 90th
Population Density # 94 87th
Diversity Index # 296 60th
Median Household Income # 18 98th
Per Capita Income # 76 90th

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