Harnett County, North Carolina Population 2024

145,158

Harnett County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 145,158 with a growth rate of 2.23% 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. The 2010 population was 115,757 and has seen a growth of 25.4% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029160,9733,1632%
2028157,8103,1632.05%
2027154,6473,1632.09%
2026151,4843,1632.13%
2025148,3213,1632.18%
2024145,1583,1632.23%
2023141,9953,1632.28%
2022138,8323,1632.33%
2021135,6691,8901.41%
2020133,779-2,393-1.76%
2019136,1721,5231.13%
2018134,6492,0651.56%
2017132,5841,7621.35%
2016130,8222,6772.09%
2015128,1451,3761.09%
2014126,7691,6761.34%
2013125,0932,8432.33%
2012122,2503,0492.56%
2011119,2013,4442.98%
2010115,757
199067,8228,25213.85%
198059,5709,90319.94%
197049,6671,4312.97%
196048,2366311.33%
195047,6053,3667.61%
194044,2396,32816.69%
193037,9119,59833.9%
192028,3136,13927.69%
191022,1746,18638.69%
190015,9882,28816.7%
189013,7002,83826.13%
188010,8621,96722.11%
18708,89585610.65%
18608,039-152,934-95.01%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.23% (3,163)
County Website
Harnett County
County Seat
2010 Population
115,757
Area
595 mi²
Density
244 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
25.4% (29,401)
Founded
1855

Harnett County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White87,41164.88%
Black or African American27,96220.76%
Two or more races9,4447.01%
Other race6,2714.65%
Native American1,6241.21%
Asian1,5991.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4070.3%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harnett County, North Carolina Population by Race

Harnett County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Harnett County, North Carolina Median Age

35.2

Total

34.6

Male

35.7

Female

Harnett County, North Carolina Adults

There are 100,331 adults, (17,740 of whom are seniors) in Harnett County, North Carolina.

Harnett County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Harnett County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female67,60350.18%
Male67,11549.82%

Harnett County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All47,8702.7568.431.6
Married24,3563.477.222.8
Non Family15,1651.2463.136.9
Female5,8813.535050
Male2,4683.757.242.8
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3.36

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harnett County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.56%.

Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,168

Average Earnings

$51,926

Average Male

$35,547

Average Female

Harnett County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harnett County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harnett County, North Carolina Language

88.49% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.56% of the population.

Harnett County, North Carolina Language

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White78,6239,94212.65%
Black27,2595,17318.98%
Hispanic18,1832,74215.08%
Multiple9,2711,25113.49%
Other6,18981913.23%
Native1,57035822.8%
Asian1,59326816.82%
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14.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.95%

Male Poverty Rate

15.78%

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 22.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harnett County, North Carolina is White, with 12.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.22%.

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.01%
High School15.5%
Some College9.94%
Bachelors or Greater5.4%
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Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.29%
Male Unemployed18.1%
Female Employed8.68%
Male Employed5%
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Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harnett County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harnett County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,058

Number of Veterans

9,187

Male Veterans

1,871

Female Veterans

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Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harnett County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harnett County, North Carolina 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

55.42%

Born in Harnett County, North Carolina

94.04%

Native Born

5.96%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

2.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.04% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 55.42% having been born in North Carolina. 3.63% 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

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