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Harnett County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 135,976 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 91,025 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,582
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,235
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,753
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,777 (it was 10,047 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 595 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 229 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Harnett County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.8%), Retail trade (12.2%), Construction (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Harnett County, NC (2019)
    • 82,42260.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 28,61521.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 18,17713.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,0873.0%Two or more races
    • 1,7291.3%Asian alone
    • 7450.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2010.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

34.8 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 66,829  (49.1%)
Females: 69,147  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Harnett County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,753 ($35,105 in 1999)
This county:

$55,753
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $664 (lower quartile is $515, upper quartile is $1,033)
This county:

$664
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,400 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Harnett:

$164,400
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,700 - $227,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $203,017
Here:

$203,017
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $568,178
Here:

$568,178
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $237,035
Here:

$237,035
State:

$185,455

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,259
Here:

$112,259
State:

$181,079

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,083
Here:

$184,083
State:

$231,999

Mobile homes: $81,172
Here:

$81,172
State:

$77,551

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,282
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 1,470

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 27
  • Assaults: 198
  • Burglaries: 1058
  • Thefts: 1120
  • Auto thefts: 218

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 7
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 23
  • Assaults: 197
  • Burglaries: 1033
  • Thefts: 1192
  • Auto thefts: 218
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 571 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 1998: 694 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 647 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2000: 612 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 2001: 633 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 2002: 727 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2003: 961 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2004: 980 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2005: 1180 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 1383 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2007: 1148 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2008: 889 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2009: 738 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2010: 835 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2011: 824 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2012: 770 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2013: 813 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2014: 610 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2015: 708 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2016: 678 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2017: 650 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2018: 597 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2019: 639 buildings, average cost: $123,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Harnett, NC residents
Average permit cost in Harnett, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,536 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,033 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Harnett, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Harnett, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Harnett, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.9%
Harnett County:

16.9%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.0% for American Indian residents, 17.5% for other race residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 34.8 years old
(Males: 34.3 years old, Females: 35.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.6 years old, Black residents: 33.4 years old, American Indian residents: 35.8 years old, Asian residents: 38.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.9 years old, Other race residents: 22.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harnett County is $465 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $515 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $695 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dunn, Erwin, Angier, Lillington, Buies Creek, Coats, Mamers, Bunnlevel.

Harnett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Harnett County: Glenn Oaks Golf Club (A), Tuckers Grove Campground (B), Cowans Ford (C), Fortneys Forge (D), Hoyles Store (E), Smiths Store (F), Howards Creek Mill (G), Beam Dairy Farm (H), Cowans Ford Visitors Center (I), Cowans Ford Overlook (J), Cove Haven (K), Ranger Island Marina (L), Lincolnton Water Treatment Plant (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harnett County include: Hebron Church (A), Hulls Grove Church (B), Indian Creek Church (C), Ivey Memorial Church (D), Beals Chapel (E), Bethlehem Church (F), Calvary Church (G), Gainsville Church (H), Holy Cross Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Keever Cemetery (1), Ebenezer Cemetery (2), Forney Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Nixon Lake (A), Smith Lake (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Carpenters Lake (D), Quinlen Lake (E), Taylors Lake (F), Gladdens Lake (G), Episcopal Church Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dellinger Branch (A), Crooked Creek (B), Clark Creek (C), Carpenter Creek (D), Burton Creek (E), Bradshaw Branch (F), Ballard Creek (G), Armstrong Branch (H), Anderson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Harnett County include: Beatty Ford Access Area (1), Black Trailer Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Chester County, Tennessee , Crockett County, Tennessee , Moore County , Pitt County , Transylvania County , Roberts County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Harnett, NC
County total employment by year in Harnett, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Harnett, NC

Current college students: 6,071
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,498 (36.2% naturalized citizens)

Harnett County:

5.5%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,6612010 or later
  • 2,6132000 to 2009
  • 2,3591990 to 1999
  • 8391980 to 1989
  • 3401970 to 1979
  • 480Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.2%

Harnett County marital status for males Harnett County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,291
  • One, attached: 1,409
  • Two: 1,367
  • 3 or 4: 1,648
  • 5 to 9: 847
  • 10 to 19: 288
  • 20 to 49: 142
  • 50 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 10,736
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 263

Housing units in Harnett County with a mortgage: 19,023 (694 second mortgage, 1,157 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,035

Here:

63.3% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Harnett County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,479115
Mainline Protestant8,19940
Black Protestant3,48821
Catholic8951
Other5333
None75,084-
Harnett County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Harnett County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
Harnett County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Harnett County:

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Harnett County:

29.5%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Harnett County:

Average size of farms: 157 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $143,881
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $562.80
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,279
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $73,725
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.52
Corn for grain: 3135 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2897 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 14473 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20434 harvested acres
Vegetables: 744 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 48 acres

Tornado activity:

Harnett County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 5413722.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Harnett County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 183.0 miles away from Harnett County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 186.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 234.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 162.1 miles away from Harnett County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4393, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Harnett County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Harnett

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,084 (81.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,755 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 55 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 223 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 622 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,867 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (43%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Harnett County


  • American (11%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Harnett County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,063 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 876 people in state prisons
  • 518 people in nursing homes
  • 252 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 132 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Harnett County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,765 people in college/university student housing
  • 981 people in state prisons
  • 479 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,244.

13.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.43%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


0.39% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,592 average AGI)
Harnett County:

0.39%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

7.55% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($22,729 average AGI)
5.49% relocated from other states ($20,649 average AGI)
Harnett County:

5.49%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, NC  2.26% ($40,721 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  1.94% ($43,973)
from Johnston County, NC  0.78% ($35,240)
from Lee County, NC  0.73% ($34,307)
from Sampson County, NC  0.31% ($35,397)
from Moore County, NC  0.20% ($47,829)
from Hoke County, NC  0.17% ($44,057)


11.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.83%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,350 average AGI)
Harnett County:

0.26%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

6.78% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($23,377 average AGI)
4.79% relocated to other states ($21,864 average AGI)
Harnett County:

4.79%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, NC  1.78% ($36,840 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  1.51% ($44,847)
to Johnston County, NC  0.76% ($42,360)
to Lee County, NC  0.73% ($34,485)
to Moore County, NC  0.31% ($52,318)
to Sampson County, NC  0.29% ($28,353)
to Hoke County, NC  0.11% ($43,511)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.6

Births per 1000 population in Harnett County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Harnett County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Harnett County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Harnett County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Harnett County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Harnett County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Harnett County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Harnett County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Harnett County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,197 (9,924 aged, 3,273 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,075 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Harnett County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,331)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,266)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (811)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (660)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (618)
  • Unspecified dementia (585)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (405)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (342)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (316)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (247)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,822
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 123
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,701

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,523
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 863
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 47

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 36.4
  • Other - 23.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.6
  • Other - 42.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 135,976
  • Male householders: 24,407 (6,215 living alone), Female householders: 22,009 (6,928 living alone)
  • 23,381 spouses (23,158 opposite-sex spouses), 2,689 unmarried partners, (2,677 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 45,010 children (42,645 natural, 522 adopted, 1,843 stepchildren), 3,515 grandchildren, 1,302 brothers or sisters, 2,593 parents, 259 foster children, 3,694 other relatives, 3,807 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,310

Size of family households: 12,829 2-persons, 7,143 3-persons, 6,902 4-persons, 2,539 5-persons, 1,161 6-persons, 451 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,143 1-person, 1,917 2-persons, 191 3-persons, 140 4-persons.

21,375 married couples with children.
9,939 single-parent households (3,039 men, 6,900 women).

88.6% of residents of Harnett speak English at home.
8.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $470,052,000 ($4,629 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $90,383,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $187,088,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $89,490,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,075,000
Federal grants: $99,374,000
Federal procurement contracts: $70,534,000 ($65,047,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,491,000 ($10,398,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $336,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $104,094,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,591,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,619
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,008
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,468
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,689
Here:

+74 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Harnett County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.00 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • 4,6552014 or later
  • 4,1982010 to 2013
  • 9,5782000 to 2009
  • 13,9731990 to 1999
  • 5,5541980 to 1989
  • 5,7471970 to 1979
  • 3,4221960 to 1969
  • 1,9991950 to 1959
  • 1,7501940 to 1949
  • 2,1701939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Harnett County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • 1211 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1533 rooms
  • 2,1284 rooms
  • 6,6955 rooms
  • 6,9136 rooms
  • 5,1777 rooms
  • 4,5188 rooms
  • 4,3539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • 1021 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 9543 rooms
  • 4,2904 rooms
  • 5,2885 rooms
  • 1,7576 rooms
  • 2,3457 rooms
  • 8428 rooms
  • 7569+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harnett County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • 121no bedroom
  • 2501 bedroom
  • 3,1132 bedrooms
  • 18,7563 bedrooms
  • 6,7094 bedrooms
  • 1,1095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harnett County, North Carolina
  • 102no bedroom
  • 1,3311 bedroom
  • 5,0832 bedrooms
  • 6,2553 bedrooms
  • 2,9494 bedrooms
  • 6385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Harnett County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Harnett County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Harnett County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 844no vehicle
  • 6,4511 vehicle
  • 11,6662 vehicles
  • 6,9763 vehicles
  • 2,6974 vehicles
  • 1,4245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Harnett County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Harnett County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,197no vehicle
  • 6,1911 vehicle
  • 6,4642 vehicles
  • 1,9443 vehicles
  • 3234 vehicles
  • 2395+ vehicles

84.4% of Harnett County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in North Carolina.

Harnett County:

84.4%
State average:

84.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 74,956
  • Other state: 50,544
  • Northeast: 12,688
  • Midwest: 8,574
  • South: 21,093
  • West: 8,189
Year householders moved into unit in Harnett County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harnett County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.7%Electricity
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 83.0%Electricity
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,784
Here:

12.6%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 967
Here:

11.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,808
Here:

36.0%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Harnett County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $86,348,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,202,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $142,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $19,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,332,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $174,720,000
    Hospitals: $90,545,000
    General - Other: $460,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,178,000
    Education: $2,411,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,189,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $259,842,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,352,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,250,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $620,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,709,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $293,000
    Interest Earnings: $288,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,521,000
    Hospitals: $811,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $620,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $144,389,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,643,000
    Other: $584,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $148,678,000

Harnett County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $86,348,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,202,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $142,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $19,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,332,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $174,720,000
    Hospitals: $90,545,000
    General - Other: $460,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,178,000
    Education: $2,411,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,189,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $259,842,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,352,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,250,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $620,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,709,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $293,000
    Interest Earnings: $288,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,521,000
    Hospitals: $811,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $620,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $144,389,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,643,000
    Other: $584,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $148,678,000

Harnett County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $86,348,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,202,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $142,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $19,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,332,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $174,720,000
    Hospitals: $90,545,000
    General - Other: $460,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,178,000
    Education: $2,411,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,189,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $259,842,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,352,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,250,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $620,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,709,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $293,000
    Interest Earnings: $288,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,521,000
    Hospitals: $811,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $620,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $144,389,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,643,000
    Other: $584,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $148,678,000

Harnett County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $86,348,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,202,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $142,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $19,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,332,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $174,720,000
    Hospitals: $90,545,000
    General - Other: $460,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,178,000
    Education: $2,411,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,189,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $259,842,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,352,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,250,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $620,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,709,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $293,000
    Interest Earnings: $288,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,521,000
    Hospitals: $811,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $620,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $144,389,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,643,000
    Other: $584,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $148,678,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,568
  • Number of aged recipients: 311
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,257
  • Number of recipients under 18: 495
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,421
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 652
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,108
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,075
Most common first names in Harnett County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James62769.8 years
William47971.1 years
Mary40976.7 years
John39572.6 years
Robert20970.7 years
George17472.0 years
Annie17377.2 years
Charles16865.5 years
Joseph15071.1 years
Willie14871.9 years
Most common last names in Harnett County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith38073.0 years
Johnson36974.4 years
Lee27272.8 years
Williams27172.8 years
Jackson23774.2 years
Matthews22175.6 years
Byrd21475.0 years
Stewart20775.3 years
Mclean20171.5 years
Mcneill18670.7 years
Businesses in Harnett County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1McDonald's4
Arby's2Microtel1
AutoZone3Nike5
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
Blockbuster1Penske1
Burger King4Pizza Hut3
CVS3Quality2
Chevrolet3Quiznos2
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack3
Comfort Inn2Rite Aid2
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Cricket Wireless2SAS Shoes1
Curves2SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen3Sears2
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel3
Dunkin Donuts4Staples1
FedEx9Starbucks1
Ford3Subway7
GNC1Super 81
GameStop2T-Mobile5
H&R Block4Taco Bell2
Hardee's2True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul11
Home Depot1U.S. Cellular1
Jimmy John's4UPS15
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
KFC3Waffle House3
Kohl's1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2

Harnett County on our top lists:

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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"