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2.47% growth
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0.6% growth
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1.27% growth
Median Property Value
3.44% growth

About the photo: View of Charlotte from the Central Ave. bridge over Independence Blvd.


The economy of Harrisburg, NC employs 6,471 people. The economy of Harrisburg, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Finance & Insurance; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 6.17; 2.83; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Harrisburg, NC are Finance & Insurance (876), Educational Services (813), and Retail trade (799), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($112,750), Finance & Insurance ($73,894), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($72,353).

Median household income in Harrisburg, NC is $82,628. Males in Harrisburg, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,946. The income inequality of Harrisburg, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Harrisburg, NC. In Cabarrus County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 91 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,665. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Harrisburg, NC is home to a population of 13,883 people, from which 96.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Harrisburg, NC is composed of 9,900 White residents (71.3%), 2,295 Black residents (16.5%), 813 Asian residents (5.86%), 481 Hispanic residents (3.46%), and 240 Two+ residents (1.73%). The most common foreign languages in Harrisburg, NC are Spanish (400 speakers), Arabic (320 speakers), and Chinese (308 speakers), but compared to other places, Harrisburg, NC has a relative high number of Other Slavic (109 speakers), Arabic (320 speakers), and Hungarian (11 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area awarded 23,553 degrees. The student population of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 9,888 male students and 13,665 female students. Most students in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are White (13,562 and 57.6%), followed by Black or African American (5,156 and 21.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1,419 and 6.02%), and Unknown (1,081 and 4.59%). The largest universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (6,434 and 27.3%), Central Piedmont Community College (3,522 and 15%), and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,855 and 7.88%). The most popular majors in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (854 and 3.63%), General Psychology (523 and 2.22%), and General Biological Sciences (370 and 1.57%). The median tuition costs in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are $28,730 for private four year colleges, and $3,628 and $16,799 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Harrisburg, NC is $228,400, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $220,800 to $228,400, a 3.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Harrisburg, NC is 87.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrisburg, NC have an average commute time of 26.6 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.


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