Harrisburg, NC

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Population

14,856

2.46% growth

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$90,872

2.26% growth

Poverty Rate

6.05%


Number of Employees

6,975

1.71% growth

Median Property Value

$254,100

3.55% growth

About

In 2017, Harrisburg, NC had a population of 14.9k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $90,872. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrisburg, NC grew from 14,500 to 14,856, a 2.46% increase and its median household income grew from $88,865 to $90,872, a 2.26% increase.

The population of Harrisburg, NC is 66.7% White Alone, 18.3% Black or African American Alone, and 7.61% Asian Alone. 12.4% of the people in Harrisburg, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Harrisburg, NC is $254,100, and the homeownership rate is 87.3%. Most people in Harrisburg, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrisburg, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Harrisburg, NC employs 6.98k people. The largest industries in Harrisburg, NC are Finance & Insurance (1,070 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (836 people), and Educational Services (768 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,750), Utilities ($82,083), and Finance & Insurance ($77,895).

Median household income in Harrisburg, NC is $90,872. Males in Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,872

2017 value

± $9,513

2.26%

1 Year Growth

± 13.5%

Households in Harrisburg, NC have a median annual income of $90,872, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $88,865 in 2016, which represents a 2.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrisburg, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 415.02

  2. Census Tract 426.04

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrisburg, NC was Census Tract 415.02 with a value of $70,455, followed by Census Tract 426.04 and N/A, with respective values of $60,250 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrisburg, NC (891 out of 14.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    450 ± 174

  2. Black

    369 ± 200

  3. Hispanic

    79 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrisburg, 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.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.98k

2017 Value

± 545

1.71%

1 Year growth

± 10.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrisburg, NC grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 6.86k employees to 6.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrisburg, NC, are Management Occupations (1,305 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (935 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (828 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrisburg, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrisburg, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,305 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (935 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Harrisburg, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.42 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.84 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrisburg, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,614), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,344), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,198).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.98k

2017 Value

± 545

1.71%

1 Year growth

± 10.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrisburg, NC grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 6.86k employees to 6.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrisburg, NC, are Finance & Insurance (1,070 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (836 people), and Educational Services (768 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrisburg, NC, though some of these residents may live in Harrisburg, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Harrisburg, NC, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (1,070 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (836 people), and Educational Services (768 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Harrisburg, NC has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.4 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (3.28 times), and Information (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrisburg, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,750), Utilities ($82,083), and Finance & Insurance ($77,895).

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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 with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$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.

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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).

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Health

96.8% of the population of Harrisburg, NC has health coverage, with 68.7% on employee plans, 4.84% on Medicaid, 5.94% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harrisburg, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 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

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1417 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients).

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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.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$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.

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Health Care Coverage

3.17%

Uninsured

68.7%

Employer Coverage

4.84%

Medicaid

5.94%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

2.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrisburg, NC declined by 47.5% from 6.03% to 3.17%.

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

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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.

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Diversity

Harrisburg, NC is home to a population of 14.9k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.62% of Harrisburg, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrisburg, NC is composed of 9.91k White Alone residents (66.7%), 2.71k Black or African American Alone residents (18.3%), 1.13k Asian Alone residents (7.61%), 509 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.43%), 411 Two or More Races residents (2.77%), 134 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.902%), 54 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.363%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Harrisburg, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (400 speakers), Arabic (320 speakers), and Chinese (308 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrisburg, NC was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Harrisburg, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Harrisburg, NC residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.62% of Harrisburg, NC residents 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 Harrisburg, NC was 8.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Harrisburg, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Harrisburg, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Harrisburg, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrisburg, NC was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.91k ± 475

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.71k ± 391

  3. Asian Alone

    1.13k ± 270

In 2017, there were 3.65 times more White Alone residents (9.91k people) in Harrisburg, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.71k Black or African American Alone and 1.13k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    400 speakers (3.05%)

  2. Arabic

    320 speakers (2.44%)

  3. Chinese

    308 speakers (2.35%)

12.4% of Harrisburg, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Harrisburg, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.05% of the overall population of Harrisburg, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.44% speak Arabic and 2.35% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    232 ± 103

  2. Vietnam

    227 ± 78

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    148 ± 75

Harrisburg, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrisburg, NC was $254,100 in 2017, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $245,400 to $254,100, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrisburg, NC is 87.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrisburg, NC have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrisburg, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$90,872

Median Household Income

± $9,513

4.75k

Number of Households

± 420

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.75k households in Harrisburg, NC grew to $90,872 from the previous year's value of $88,865.

The following chart displays the households in Harrisburg, 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 $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$254,100

2017 Median

± $10,552

$245,400

2016 Median

± $10,544

In 2017, the median property value in Harrisburg, NC grew to to $254,100 from the previous year's value of $245,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Harrisburg, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrisburg, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

87.3%

2017 Homeownership

89.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 87.3% of the housing units in Harrisburg, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 89.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrisburg, NC have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Harrisburg, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.77%

  3. Carpooled

    5.16%

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

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