Harnett County NC Information


Harnett County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 133,215
Daytime Population: Workers 27,769
Daytime Population: Residents 78,385
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 106,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 129,917
Population in Familes 109,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,298
Population Density2 224
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $44,728
Average Household Income $58,626
Per Capita Income $21,539


Total Housing Units 54,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,724 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,499 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,019 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $142,902
Average Home Value $169,186


Total Households 48,223
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 34,092
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 2.09% 1.92%
Households 2.06% 1.9%
Families 1.91% 1.81%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.14%


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, 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 # 23 78th
Population Density # 26 75th
Diversity Index # 19 82nd
Median Household Income # 42 59th
Per Capita Income # 67 34th

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