Harrisburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,576 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Harrisburg is the 74th largest community in North Carolina. Harrisburg has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Harrisburg, where the median household income is $108,942.00.
Harrisburg real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Harrisburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Harrisburg is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harrisburg is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisburg who work in management occupations (16.64%), business and financial occupations (12.60%), and office and administrative support (10.01%).
Also of interest is that Harrisburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Harrisburg is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Harrisburg really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Harrisburg perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Harrisburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Harrisburg, the average commute to work is 31.23 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Harrisburg are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.26% of adults in Harrisburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2018 was $38,633, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,532 for a family of four.
Harrisburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Harrisburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrisburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harrisburg include German, English, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Harrisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.