Harrisburg, North Carolina Population 2020

16,889

Harrisburg is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 16,889, it is the 58th largest city in North Carolina and the 2114th largest city in the United States. Harrisburg is currently growing at a rate of 2.47% annually and its population has increased by 46.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,526 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Harrisburg has a population density of 1,498 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harrisburg is $110,176 with a poverty rate of 6.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,576 per month, and the median house value is $270,400. The median age in Harrisburg is 36.3 years, 35.6 years for males, and 37.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males.

Harrisburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harrisburg was:

  • White: 65.81%
  • Black or African American: 19.36%
  • Asian: 8.29%
  • Two or more races: 3.81%
  • Other race: 2.06%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harrisburg, North Carolina is 16,889, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,075.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,526.

Harrisburg, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,04865.81%
Black or African American2,95619.36%
Asian1,2668.29%
Two or More Races5813.81%
Some Other Race3142.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native1040.68%

Harrisburg Population Pyramid 2020

Harrisburg Median Age

36.3


Total

35.6


Male

37.3


Female

Harrisburg Adults

There are 10,852 adults, (1,389 of whom are seniors) in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisburg Sex Ratio

Female

7,897

51.72%

Male

7,372

48.28%

Harrisburg Households and Families

Harrisburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harrisburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.5%8.5%
All84.7%15.3%
Non Family71.8%28.2%
Female70.2%29.8%
Male62.2%37.8%

84.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8543.1384.7
Married3,2873.5491.5
Non Family8411.4271.8
Female5783.470.2
Male1482.762.2

3.45

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harrisburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1081.16%
9th to 12th Grade2732.94%
High School Graduate1,58217.05%
Some College1,88620.33%
Associates Degree1,10311.89%
Bachelors Degree2,82230.42%
Graduate Degree1,50316.20%

Harrisburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,1725,9952,663
Black1,7481,643782
Asian778751677
Hispanic332273130
Multiple Races16416472
Other Race14713451
Native American4444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 87.02%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,833$75,742$40,875
Less Than High School$30,714$$
High School Grad$40,583$46,782$33,147
Some College$48,179$57,344$40,641
Bachelors Degree$69,412$92,788$38,929
Graduate Degree$74,879$94,509$59,000

$54,833

Average Earnings

$75,742

Average Male

$40,875

Average Female

Harrisburg Language

Harrisburg Language by Age

Harrisburg Language

86.82% of Harrisburg residents speak only English, while 13.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.71% of the population.

Harrisburg Poverty

Harrisburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,94542414.40%
White9,6683944.08%
Hispanic5189718.73%
Other3148527.07%
Native911213.19%

6.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.53%

Male Poverty Rate

8.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrisburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrisburg is Other, with 27.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisburg is White, with 4.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School6.91%
High School6.47%
Some College4.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.76%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed9.66%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed0.70%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Harrisburg Income

Harrisburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$100,399$110,176
Families$115,340$120,790
Married Families$133,007-
Non Families$52,005$54,381

Harrisburg Marital Status

Harrisburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrisburg Married by Age and Sex

Harrisburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Harrisburg Marital Status by Race

Harrisburg Veterans

755

Number of Veterans

636

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War388
Vietnam189
Second Gulf War132
Korea31
World War II14
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54394
65 to 74178
55 to 6498
75+65
18 to 3420
Name Veterans % of Total
White5677.73%
Black1889.17%
Hispanic184.92%

$Harrisburg Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisburg Employment Status

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Harrisburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.85%

Born in North Carolina

90.21%

Native Born

9.79%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.21% of Harrisburg residents were born in the United States, with 40.85% having been born in North Carolina. 3.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,8894072.47%
201916,4824072.53%
201816,0753572.27%
201715,7184072.66%
201615,3115303.59%
201514,7813802.64%
201414,4013322.36%
201314,0692361.71%
201213,8332561.89%
201113,5771981.48%
201013,3798,88611.53%
20004,4930.00%