Harrisburg, North Carolina

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Harrisburg, North Carolina

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High Points

Harrisburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Harrisburg Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Harrisburg People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Harrisburg Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Harrisburg Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Harrisburg Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 13% Harrisburg Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Harrisburg College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Harrisburg, North Carolina

Comparing Harrisburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 2
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Harrisburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Cabarrus
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28075
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.323
Longitude -80.656

Harrisburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
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Harrisburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,493 100%
Male 2,223 49.5%
Female 2,270 50.5%
Under 18 1,260 28%
18+ 3,233 72%
65+ 429 9.5%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.13
White 4,257 94.7%
African-American 145 3.2%
Asian 42 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.4%
Other 10 0.2%
Mixed Race 20 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 37 0.8%

Estimated Harrisburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,145
Growth 652
Growth % 14.5%

Harrisburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 22.6%
English 15.9%
Irish 13.2%
German 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
Scotch-Irish 6.4%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Dutch 3%
Italian 2.6%
European 1.9%
Polish 1.7%
British 1.4%
Norwegian 1.4%
Danish 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
Moroccan 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harrisburg 4,493 $73,182
Charlotte 540,828 $56,517
Concord 55,977 $53,571
Huntersville 24,960 $80,821
Kannapolis 36,910 $42,445
Mint Hill 14,922 $67,055
Mount Pleasant 1,259 $55,568
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