Harrisburg, NC
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Living in Harrisburg


Harrisburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 18,967 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Harrisburg is the 74th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Harrisburg was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Harrisburg economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Harrisburg a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Harrisburg has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Harrisburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.


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