Harnett County, North Carolina Population 2022

Harnett County, North Carolina's estimated population is 140,896 with a growth rate of 1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harnett County, North Carolina is the 24th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 115,753 and has seen a growth of 21.72% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18608,0390.00%
18708,89585610.65%
188010,8621,96722.11%
189013,7002,83826.13%
190015,9882,28816.70%
191022,1746,18638.69%
192028,3136,13927.69%
193037,9119,59833.90%
194044,2396,32816.69%
195047,6053,3667.61%
196048,2366311.33%
197049,6671,4312.97%
198059,5709,90319.94%
199067,8228,25213.85%
2010115,75347,93170.67%
2011119,1783,4252.96%
2012122,2043,0262.54%
2013125,0282,8242.31%
2014126,6851,6571.33%
2015128,0341,3491.06%
2016130,6742,6402.06%
2017132,3951,7211.32%
2018134,3361,9411.47%
2019135,9761,6401.22%
2020137,6161,6401.21%
2021139,2561,6401.19%
2022140,8961,6401.18%
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Harnett County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White89,77066.83%
Black or African American28,16920.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3160.98%
Asian1,8101.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3640.27%
Some Other Race6,9205.15%
Two or More Races5,9794.45%
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Harnett County, North Carolina Population by Race

Harnett County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Harnett County, North Carolina Median Age

34.7


Total

34


Male

35.4


Female

Harnett County, North Carolina Adults

There are 99,325 adults, (16,882 of whom are seniors) in Harnett County, North Carolina.

Harnett County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Harnett County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

67,757

50.44%

Male

66,571

49.56%

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
Married75.7%24.3%
All66.2%33.8%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Male51%49%
Female48%52%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harnett County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,5252.8266.2
Married23,6123.4475.7
Male2,0333.9251
Female6,0953.8948
Non Family14,7851.2360.5

3.46

Average Family Size

2.82

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 Grade3,6614.18%
9th to 12th Grade6,7697.73%
High School Graduate25,30528.90%
Some College22,06925.20%
Associates Degree10,42911.91%
Bachelors Degree13,04314.89%
Graduate Degree6,2997.19%
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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
Asian1,2781,086675
2+ Races2,1621,921761
White57,28452,14713,181
Hispanic8,6556,3581,706
Black18,36415,8083,543
Native American872741148
Other Race3,5562,307300
Islander2041573

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.82%.

Harnett County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,941$44,409$30,034
Less Than 9th Grade$23,251$26,589$15,429
High School Graduate$30,143$34,206$22,908
Some College$36,356$47,567$26,513
Bachelors Degree$48,595$61,310$41,118
Graduate Degree$64,353$76,977$52,156

$36,941

Average Earnings

$44,409

Average Male

$30,034

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

89.05% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.62% 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
Native1,21528723.62%
Black27,5156,24722.70%
Hispanic17,1733,22218.76%
Multiple5,8231,05218.07%
Asian1,79726814.91%
White79,68810,20912.81%
Other1,099NaN%

15.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.05%

Male Poverty Rate

17.54%

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 23.62% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.62%.

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.75%
High School15.49%
Some College10.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%

Harnett County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.62%
Male Unemployed27.01%
Female Employed9.58%
Female Unemployed31.94%

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$54,565$66,679
Families$67,029$77,827
Married Families$79,045$89,017
Non Families$30,858$39,750
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Income by Household Type

Harnett County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

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 55-64, 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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12,269

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,544
First Gulf War4,303
Vietnam2,998
Korea633
World War II81

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,924
35 to 544,551
55 to 642,463
65 to 741,750
75+1,581

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,29012.70%
Black2,92714.10%
Native American12713.00%
Asian1259.43%
Islander5828.57%
Other Race3277.91%
2+ Races41517.08%
Hispanic1,05510.63%

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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9.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harnett County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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55.86%

Born in Harnett County, North Carolina

94.27%

Native Born

5.73%

Foreign Born

3.40%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.27% of Harnett County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 55.86% having been born in North Carolina. 3.40% 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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