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Harrisburg, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Harrisburg had a population of 14,037 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrisburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisburg: Harris Depot.

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Harrisburg, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,037
Daytime Population: Workers 4,727
Daytime Population: Residents 6,647
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,374
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 14,010
Population in Familes 12,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,427
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $84,513
Average Household Income $99,796
Per Capita Income $34,771


Total Housing Units 5,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,280 (85.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 552 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $244,382
Average Home Value $267,718


Total Households 4,832
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,812
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.25% 2.35%
Households 2.17% 2.26%
Families 2.06% 2.26%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 2017 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 # 71 91st
Population Density # 93 88th
Diversity Index # 316 58th
Median Household Income # 19 98th
Per Capita Income # 77 90th

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