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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Harrisburg, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Harrisburg, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Harrisburg’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Harrisburg does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.
Harrisburg is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
Harrisburg is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.26% of adults in Harrisburg have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.