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Harnett County, NC&

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1.85% growth
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Median Household Income
3.4% growth
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2.63% growth
Median Property Value
3.99% growth


The economy of Harnett County, NC employs 47,594 people. The economy of Harnett County, NC is specialized in Public Admin.; Construction; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.04; 1.51; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Harnett County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,020), Retail trade (5,451), and Educational Services (5,123), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,301), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,736), and Finance & Insurance ($38,932).

Median household income in Harnett County, NC is $47,930. Males in Harnett County, NC have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,945. The income inequality of Harnett County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Harnett County, NC. In Harnett 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 30 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,116. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Harnett County, NC is home to a population of 126,620 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Harnett County, NC is composed of 79,151 White residents (62.5%), 26,147 Black residents (20.6%), 15,035 Hispanic residents (11.9%), 3,455 Two+ residents (2.73%), and 1,292 Asian residents (1.02%). The most common foreign languages in Harnett County, NC are Spanish (9,960 speakers), German (490 speakers), and Tagalog (262 speakers), but compared to other places, Harnett County, NC has a relative high number of German (490 speakers), Other Native North American (54 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (115 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Harnett County, NC awarded 1,527 degrees. The student population of Harnett County, NC is skewed towards females, with 720 male students and 807 female students. Most students in Harnett County, NC are White (982 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (221 and 14.5%), Unknown (151 and 9.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (81 and 5.3%). The largest universities in Harnett County, NC by number of graduates are Campbell University (1,515 and 99%), Heritage Bible College (12 and 0.79%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Harnett County, NC are General Business Administration & Management (113 and 7.4%), Other Science Technologies (60 and 3.93%), and General Social Sciences (56 and 3.67%). The median tuition costs in Harnett County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,800 and $28,800 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harnett County, NC is $140,800, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $135,400 to $140,800, a 3.99% increase. The homeownership rate of Harnett County, NC is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Harnett County, NC have an average commute time of 28.1 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.


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