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Harrisburg, NC
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Living in Harrisburg


Harrisburg is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 18,967 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Harrisburg is the 54th 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 $112,757.00.

Harrisburg home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Harrisburg real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Harrisburg is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.32% 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 (16.47%), sales jobs (10.82%), and business and financial occupations (10.18%).

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: 12.09% 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 31.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Harrisburg, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Harrisburg is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.04% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2018 was $37,818, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,272 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 European.

The most common language spoken in Harrisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.


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