Harnett County, NC

Add Comparison

Population

128,753

1.68% growth

Median Age

33.9


Median Household Income

$50,323

4.99% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

49,216

3.41% growth

Median Property Value

$144,700

2.77% growth

About

In 2017, Harnett County, NC had a population of 129k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $50,323. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harnett County, NC grew from 126,620 to 128,753, a 1.68% increase and its median household income grew from $47,930 to $50,323, a 4.99% increase.

The population of Harnett County, NC is 62.1% White Alone, 20.6% Black or African American Alone, and 12.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Harnett County, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harnett County, NC are Campbell University (1,451 degrees awarded in 2016) and Heritage Bible College (9 degrees).

The median property value in Harnett County, NC is $144,700, and the homeownership rate is 65.1%. Most people in Harnett County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harnett County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harnett County, NC employs 49.2k people. The largest industries in Harnett County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,121 people), Retail Trade (6,016 people), and Educational Services (5,302 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($52,722), Utilities ($51,204), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,537).

Median household income in Harnett County, NC is $50,323. Males in Harnett County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Harnett County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,323

2017 value

± $1,222

4.99%

1 Year Growth

± 4.1%

Households in Harnett County, NC have a median annual income of $50,323, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,930 in 2016, which represents a 4.99% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Harnett County, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.

$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harnett County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 713.03

  2. Census Tract 712.04

  3. Census Tract 710.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harnett County, NC was Census Tract 713.03 with a value of $77,016, followed by Census Tract 712.04 and Census Tract 710.01, with respective values of $76,250 and $68,078.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Harnett County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harnett County, NC (22.5k out of 125k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,969 ± 699

  2. Black

    7,278 ± 551

  3. Hispanic

    4,331 ± 435

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harnett County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

49.2k

2017 Value

± 1,355

3.41%

1 Year growth

± 3.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harnett County, NC grew at a rate of 3.41%, from 47.6k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harnett County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,408 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,224 people), and Management Occupations (4,599 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harnett County, NC.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harnett County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,408 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,224 people), and Management Occupations (4,599 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harnett County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.9 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.62 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.39 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harnett County, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,321), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,962), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,097).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

49.2k

2017 Value

± 1,355

3.41%

1 Year growth

± 3.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harnett County, NC grew at a rate of 3.41%, from 47.6k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harnett County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,121 people), Retail Trade (6,016 people), and Educational Services (5,302 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harnett County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Harnett County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Harnett County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,121 people), Retail Trade (6,016 people), and Educational Services (5,302 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harnett County, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.01 times higher than expected), Construction (1.46 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.4 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harnett County, NC, by median earnings, are Information ($52,722), Utilities ($51,204), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,537).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for North Carolina state.

$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

88.1% of the population of Harnett County, NC has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 8.73% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 14.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Harnett County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Harnett County, NC see 3463 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.9% increase from the previous year (3333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2469 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1235 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,463 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harnett County, NC see an average of 3,463 patients per year. This represents a 3.9% increase from the previous year (3,333 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harnett County, NC in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.

$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

11.9%

Uninsured

32.5%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

8.73%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

14.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harnett County, NC declined by 9.49% from 13.2% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harnett County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Harnett County, NC is home to a population of 129k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.79% of Harnett County, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.46k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harnett County, NC is composed of 79.9k White Alone residents (62.1%), 26.5k Black or African American Alone residents (20.6%), 15.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.3%), 3.52k Two or More Races residents (2.73%), 1.32k Asian Alone residents (1.02%), 1.07k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.828%), 410 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.318%), and 185 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.144%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Harnett County, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harnett County, NC was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Harnett County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harnett County, NC residents was 34.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.46k people

5.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.26k people

As of 2017, 5.79% of Harnett County, NC residents (7.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harnett County, NC was 5.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Harnett County, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Harnett County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harnett County, NC was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Harnett County, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    79.9k ± 155

  2. Black or African American Alone

    26.5k ± 496

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15.8k ± 1.26k

In 2017, there were 3.01 times more White Alone residents (79.9k people) in Harnett County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.5k Black or African American Alone and 15.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Harnett County, NC as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Harnett County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Harnett County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harnett County, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,045 ± 487

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,605 ± 321

  3. Vietnam

    2,423 ± 243

Harnett County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2016, universities in Harnett County, NC awarded 1,460 degrees. The student population of Harnett County, NC is skewed towards women, with 3,171 male students and 3,672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harnett County, NC are White (949 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (202 and 14.2%), Unknown (95 and 6.68%), and Hispanic or Latino (94 and 6.61%).

The largest universities in Harnett County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Campbell University (1,451 and 99.4%) and Heritage Bible College (9 and 0.616%).

The most popular majors in Harnett County, NC are General Business Administration & Management (145 and 9.93%), Pharmacy (111 and 7.6%), and Law (102 and 6.99%).

The median tuition costs in Harnett County, NC are $18,600 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 77 degrees awarded

  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Harnett County, NC was General Psychology with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Harnett County, NC according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,451 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Harnett County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Campbell University with 1,451 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

692

Degrees Awarded to Men

768

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 692 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harnett County, NC, which is 0.901 times less than the 768 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Harnett County, NC by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    949 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    202 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    95 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harnett County, NC were to White students. These 949 degrees mean that there were 4.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 202 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Harnett County, NC was $144,700 in 2017, which is 0.665 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $140,800 to $144,700, a 2.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Harnett County, NC is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harnett County, NC have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harnett County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$50,323

Median Household Income

± $1,222

44.7k

Number of Households

± 1,237

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.7k households in Harnett County, NC grew to $50,323 from the previous year's value of $47,930.

The following chart displays the households in Harnett County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$144,700

2017 Median

± $4,039

$140,800

2016 Median

± $3,382

In 2017, the median property value in Harnett County, NC grew to to $144,700 from the previous year's value of $140,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harnett County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harnett County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Harnett County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harnett County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

65%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.1% of the housing units in Harnett County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harnett County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harnett County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harnett County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harnett County, NC have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Harnett County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Harnett County, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harnett County, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart