Harrisburg, North Carolina Population 2024

20,208

Harrisburg is a city located in Cabarrus County and Mecklenburg County North Carolina. Harrisburg has a 2024 population of 20,208. Harrisburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.63% annually and its population has increased by 6.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,907 in 2020.

The average household income in Harrisburg is $148,747 with a poverty rate of 2.86%. The median age in Harrisburg is 36.4 years: 37.6 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Harrisburg Demographics

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

  • White: 60.71%
  • Black or African American: 17.61%
  • Asian: 12.6%
  • Two or more races: 6.87%
  • Other race: 2.19%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,610.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.88% (1,301)
The current population of Harrisburg, North Carolina is 20,208 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,907.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,49460.71%
Black or African American3,33417.61%
Asian2,38612.6%
Two or more races1,3016.87%
Other race4152.19%
Native American40.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harrisburg Population by Race

Harrisburg Population Pyramid 2024

Harrisburg Median Age

36.4

Total

37.6

Male

35.5

Female

Harrisburg Adults

There are 13,434 adults, (1,865 of whom are seniors) in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrisburg Sex Ratio

Female10,29554.37%
Male8,63945.63%

Harrisburg Population by Age

Harrisburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,5083.4390.99.1
Married4,1903.75928
Non Family7051.3185.214.8
Female5493.7488.711.3
Male643.3998.41.6

3.69

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

90.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harrisburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2091.79%
Associates Degree1,39211.9%
Bachelors Degree3,97433.97%
Graduate Degree1,95816.74%
High School Graduate1,97116.85%
Less Than 9th Grade1821.56%
Some College2,01117.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Harrisburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harrisburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,8266,6293,173
Black2,2462,1961,072
Asian1,4641,4311,200
Hispanic803758358
2+ Races549465240
Other Race16814152
Native American440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.97%.

Harrisburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$80,692$109,391$41,693
Graduate Degree$110,119$144,271$78,988
High School Graduate$43,676$43,162$52,560
Less Than 9th Grade$42,500$41,837$43,313
Overall$68,909$86,723$52,783
Some College$58,476$67,708$47,076

$68,909

Average Earnings

$86,723

Average Male

$52,783

Average Female

Harrisburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harrisburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harrisburg Language

79.48% of Harrisburg residents speak only English, while 20.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8% of the population.

Harrisburg Language

Harrisburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,5093603.43%
Other41510124.34%
Hispanic1,8031015.6%
Black3,328491.47%
Multiple1,301292.23%

2.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.85%

Male Poverty Rate

3.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrisburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrisburg is Other, with 24.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrisburg is Black, with 1.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.74%.

Harrisburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.55%
High School4.45%
Some College3.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.06%

Harrisburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.13%
Female Employed2.51%
Male Employed1.88%
Male Unemployed0%

Harrisburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harrisburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$144,021$157,798
Households$134,767$148,747
Married Families$150,682$-999,999,999
Non Families$69,715$81,564

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harrisburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrisburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harrisburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Harrisburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harrisburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

927

Number of Veterans

869

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War344
Vietnam302
Second Gulf War115
Korea16
World War II8

Harrisburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54402
65 to 74291
55 to 64117
75+91
18 to 3426

Harrisburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4715.72%
Black40716.5%
2+ Races495.76%
Hispanic232.07%

Harrisburg Veterans by Race

Harrisburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrisburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Harrisburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harrisburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harrisburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

38.23%

Born in Harrisburg

86.75%

Native Born

13.25%

Foreign Born

6.16%

Non Citizen

7.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.75% of Harrisburg residents were born in the United States, with 38.23% having been born in North Carolina. 6.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Harrisburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,8343251.51%
202821,5093251.53%
202721,1843261.56%
202620,8583251.58%
202520,5333251.61%
202420,2083251.63%
202319,8832731.39%
202219,6103031.57%
202119,3074002.12%
202018,9072,45014.89%
201916,4573762.34%
201816,0813472.21%
201715,7344082.66%
201615,3265313.59%
201514,7953832.66%
201414,4123332.37%
201314,0792361.7%
201213,8432601.91%
201113,5832011.5%
201013,38200%
20004,493-17,341-79.42%

Harrisburg Population by Year