Harrisburg, North Carolina

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
Harrisburg town hall
Harrisburg town hall
Location of Harrisburg, North Carolina
Location of Harrisburg, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°19′20″N 80°39′12″W / 35.32222°N 80.65333°W / 35.32222; -80.65333Coordinates: 35°19′20″N 80°39′12″W / 35.32222°N 80.65333°W / 35.32222; -80.65333
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • MayorSteve Sciascia
 • Total11.28 sq mi (29.21 km2)
 • Land11.28 sq mi (29.21 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
643 ft (196 m)
 • Total11,526
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,469.89/sq mi (567.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)704, 980
FIPS code37-29800[3]
GNIS feature ID1020631[4]

Harrisburg, a northeastern suburb of Charlotte, is a town in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was estimated to be 16,576 as of 1 July 2019.[5]


Harrisburg is located in southwestern Cabarrus County at 35°19′20″N 80°39′12″W / 35.32222°N 80.65333°W / 35.32222; -80.65333 (35.322295, -80.653331).[6] It is bordered to the north by Concord and to the west by Charlotte in Mecklenburg County.

North Carolina Highway 49 passes through the center of Harrisburg, leading northeast 57 miles (92 km) to Asheboro and southwest 13 miles (21 km) to the center of Charlotte. Charlotte Motor Speedway is 3 miles (5 km) north of the center of town, within the Concord city limits.

The Town of Harrisburg has a total area of 11.15 square miles.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)16,576[2]43.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the United States Census Bureau estimate on July 1, 2017,[5] there were 15,728 people and 4,573 households in the town, with 3.16 persons per household. The population percent change between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2017 was 17.9%. The racial makeup of the town was 72.2% White, 16.1% African American, 0.7% American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.4% Asian, 3.3% Hispanic or Latino and 2.8% from two or more races. There were 926 Veterans.

In 2016, the median age of all people in Harrisburg was 37.1.[8]

In 2016, there were 4,573 households in Harrisburg, with the median property value being $245,400. The homeownership rate was 89.1%. The national average was 63.6%.[8] The median income for a household in the town was $88,865 and the per capita income was $32,310.


The percent of people over 25 with a high school diploma or higher was 95.6% and 44.0% for those with a bachelor's degree or higher. Local schools include Harrisburg Elementary School, Hickory Ridge Elementary School, Hickory Ridge Middle School and Hickory Ridge High School.

The largest universities by graduates near Harrisburg are, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The most common bachelor's degree concentrations are General Business Administration and Management, General Psychology and General Biological Studies.[8]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "QuickFacts Harrisburg town, North Carolina;UNITED STATES". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "Harrisburg, NC". Data USA. Retrieved 11 June 2018.

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