Harnett County, North Carolina Population 2021

Harnett County, North Carolina's estimated population is 139,256 with a growth rate of 1.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harnett County, North Carolina is the 24th largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 115,753 and has seen a growth of 20.30% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021139,2561,6401.19%
2020137,6161,6401.21%
2019135,9761,6401.22%
2018134,3361,9411.47%
2017132,3951,7211.32%
2016130,6742,6402.06%
2015128,0341,3491.06%
2014126,6851,6571.33%
2013125,0282,8242.31%
2012122,2043,0262.54%
2011119,1783,4252.96%
2010115,75347,93170.67%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.19% (1,640)
County Website
Founded
1855
County Seat
2010 Population
115,753
Growth Since 2010
20.30% (23,503)
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Harnett County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White88,76067.10%
Black or African American27,53620.82%
Some Other Race7,9826.03%
Two or More Races4,8753.69%
Asian1,4901.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2780.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3620.27%
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Harnett County, North Carolina Population by Race

Harnett County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Harnett County, North Carolina Median Age

34.4


Total

33.7


Male

35.2


Female

Harnett County, North Carolina Adults

There are 97,382 adults, (16,089 of whom are seniors) in Harnett County, North Carolina.

Harnett County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Harnett County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

66,712

50.43%

Male

65,571

49.57%

Harnett County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Harnett County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.5%52.5%
Male54.1%45.9%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
All65.4%34.6%
Married75.2%24.8%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harnett County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,4162.8465.4
Married23,8643.475.2
Non Family13,6001.2457.6
Female6,0493.9347.5
Male1,9033.7354.1

3.44

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Harnett County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5584.16%
9th to 12th Grade7,1628.37%
High School Graduate25,57729.89%
Some College20,99824.54%
Associates Degree9,56211.18%
Bachelors Degree12,58114.70%
Graduate Degree6,1217.15%
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Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White56,20250,89113,324
Black17,78715,3513,130
Hispanic8,3005,7471,317
Other Race3,8932,354258
2+ Races1,6071,489473
Asian1,048918536
Native American884735164
Islander1671156

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 92.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.15%.

Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,271$43,514$27,341
Less Than 9th Grade$23,853$26,867$17,167
High School Graduate$29,812$34,412$21,750
Some College$35,876$46,290$25,855
Bachelors Degree$47,328$61,269$38,326
Graduate Degree$63,551$75,807$50,365

$36,271

Average Earnings

$43,514

Average Male

$27,341

Average Female

Harnett County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harnett County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Harnett County, North Carolina Language

89.21% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.67% of the population.

Harnett County, North Carolina Language

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White78,8839,26811.75%
Black26,7756,47024.16%
Hispanic16,5063,59721.79%
Other7,8191,67721.45%
Multiple4,74886318.18%
Native1,17929224.77%
Asian1,46223015.73%

15.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.71%

Male Poverty Rate

17.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harnett County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harnett County, North Carolina is Native, with 24.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harnett County, North Carolina is White, with 11.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.12%.

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.39%
High School14.04%
Some College11.07%
Bachelors or Greater5.08%

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.23%
Male Unemployed24.92%
Female Employed10.26%
Male Employed6.21%

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harnett County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,554$64,988
Families$64,398$74,288
Married Families$75,859$85,587
Non Families$30,047$40,251
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Income by Household Type

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status

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13,119

Number of Veterans

10,859

Male Veterans

2,260

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,971
First Gulf War4,822
Vietnam2,823
Korea405
World War II107

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,241
55 to 642,480
18 to 342,336
65 to 741,801
75+1,261

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,99714.04%
Black3,11415.38%
Hispanic1,17012.13%
Other Race3717.92%
2+ Races31119.01%
Native American13913.98%
Islander9457.32%
Asian938.07%

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Harnett County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Harnett County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.32%

Born in Harnett County, North Carolina

93.84%

Native Born

6.16%

Foreign Born

3.82%

Non Citizen

2.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.84% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 54.32% having been born in North Carolina. 3.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harnett County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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