Harnett County, North Carolina Population 2020

Harnett County, North Carolina's estimated population is 138,184 with a growth rate of 1.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harnett County, North Carolina is the 23rd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020138,1841,9851.46%
2019136,1991,9851.48%
2018134,2141,9851.50%
2017132,2291,5981.22%
2016130,6312,6042.03%
2015128,0271,3231.04%
2014126,7041,6721.34%
2013125,0322,8352.32%
2012122,1973,0392.55%
2011119,1583,4162.95%
2010115,74247,92070.66%
199067,8228,25213.85%
198059,5709,90319.94%
197049,6671,4312.97%
196048,2366311.33%
195047,6053,3667.61%
194044,2396,32816.69%
193037,9119,59833.90%
192028,3136,13927.69%
191022,1746,18638.69%
190015,9882,28816.70%
189013,7002,83826.13%
188010,8621,96722.11%
18708,89585610.65%
18608,0390.00%

Harnett County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White87,99067.50%
Black or African American27,16420.84%
Some Other Race7,0055.37%
Two or More Races5,3564.11%
Asian1,4071.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1730.90%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2660.20%

Harnett County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Harnett County, North Carolina Median Age

34.2


Total

33.3


Male

35.1


Female

Harnett County, North Carolina Adults

There are 95,596 adults, (15,414 of whom are seniors) in Harnett County, North Carolina.

Harnett County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Harnett County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

65,787

50.47%

Male

64,574

49.53%

Harnett County, North Carolina Households and Families

Harnett County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harnett County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All64.5%35.5%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Male54.4%45.6%
Female49.2%50.8%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,0862.8264.5
Married23,7933.3473.7
Non Family12,8891.2356.6
Female6,4913.8149.2
Male1,9133.6454.4

3.37

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harnett County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7564.48%
9th to 12th Grade7,6799.17%
High School Graduate25,06329.93%
Some College20,77624.81%
Associates Degree9,11010.88%
Bachelors Degree11,47513.70%
Graduate Degree5,8927.04%

Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,47550,04012,713
Black17,29514,3362,772
Hispanic7,8565,2051,059
Other Race3,7682,223273
Multiple Races1,5841,429388
Asian924823368
Native American824720175
Islander1391398

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,417$42,186$27,192
Less Than High School$21,008$22,789$16,376
High School Grad$30,007$35,215$21,745
Some College$35,725$46,016$26,110
Bachelors Degree$42,937$59,814$36,432
Graduate Degree$61,350$74,941$48,795

$35,417

Average Earnings

$42,186

Average Male

$27,192

Average Female

Harnett County, North Carolina Language

Harnett County, North Carolina Language by Age

Harnett County, North Carolina Language

89.47% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.34% of the population.

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White78,2949,30211.88%
Black26,4417,08926.81%
Hispanic15,7794,18026.49%
Other6,8571,63223.80%
Multiple5,2301,20222.98%
Native1,09220819.05%
Asian1,363795.80%

16.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.26%

Male Poverty Rate

18.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harnett County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harnett County, North Carolina is Black, with 26.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harnett County, North Carolina is Asian, with 5.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.70%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.59%
High School13.82%
Some College11.60%
Bachelors or Greater4.60%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.75%
Male Unemployed23.39%
Female Employed11.36%
Male Employed7.21%

Harnett County, North Carolina Income

Harnett County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,630$63,154
Families$60,881$71,453
Married Families$72,543$83,118
Non Families$29,309$39,399

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Harnett County, North Carolina 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.

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans

13,130

Number of Veterans

10,730

Male Veterans

2,400

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,682
First Gulf War5,193
Vietnam2,817
Korea466
World War II147
Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,574
55 to 642,333
18 to 342,148
65 to 741,764
75+1,311
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,09614.38%
Black3,07315.61%
Hispanic1,22513.52%
Other4189.37%
2 or More24013.45%
Indian12614.09%
Hawaiian9372.66%
Asian848.20%

$Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Employment Status

60%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina 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

55.04%

Born in North Carolina

93.99%

Native Born

6.01%

Foreign Born

3.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.99% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 55.04% having been born in North Carolina. 3.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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