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Harnett County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Harnett County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Lillington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

601 sq mi (1,557 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.05%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91,025
153/sq mi (59/km²)
Founded 1855
Website www.harnett.org

Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina, USA. As of 2000, the population was 91,025. Its county seat is Lillington[1].

Contents

History

Law and government

Harnett County is a member of the regional Mid-Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 601 square miles (1,557 km²), of which, 595 square miles (1,541 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (1.05%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Anderson Creek, Averasboro, Barbecue, Black River, Buckhorn, Duke, Grove, Hectors Creek, Johnsonville, Lillington, Neills Creek, Stewarts Creek, and Upper Little River.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 91,025 people, 33,800 households, and 24,099 families residing in the county. The population density was 153 people per square mile (59/km²). There were 38,605 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.13% White, 22.50% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.21% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 5.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 33,800 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,105, and the median income for a family was $41,176. Males had a median income of $30,265 versus $22,283 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,775. About 11.30% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 19.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and Towns

Map of Harnett County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 35°22′N 78°52′W / 35.37°N 78.86°W / 35.37; -78.86


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Harnett County, North Carolina
File:Harnett County nc seal.gif
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Harnett County.png
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1855
Seat Lillington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.05%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91025
Website: www.harnett.org

Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina, USA. As of 2000, the population was 91,025. Its county seat is Lillington6.

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1855 from Cumberland County. It was named for Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781), member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of Confederation.

Law and government

Harnett County is a member of the regional Mid-Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,557 km² (601 sq mi). 1,541 km² (595 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.05%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Anderson Creek, Averasboro, Barbecue, Black River, Buckhorn, Duke, Grove, Hectors Creek, Johnsonville, Lillington, Neills Creek, Stewarts Creek, and Upper Little River.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 91,025 people, 33,800 households, and 24,099 families residing in the county. The population density was 59/km² (153/sq mi). There were 38,605 housing units at an average density of 25/km² (65/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 71.13% White, 22.50% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.21% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 5.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 33,800 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,105, and the median income for a family was $41,176. Males had a median income of $30,265 versus $22,283 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,775. About 11.30% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 19.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and Towns

Map of Harnett County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Unincorporated communities

See also

External links

Coordinates: 35°22′N 78°52′W / 35.37, -78.86

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Harnett County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina

North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1855
Seat Lillington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

601 sq mi (1,557 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.05%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91,025
153/sq mi (59/km²)
Website: www.harnett.org

Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina, United States. In 2000, the population was 91,025. Its county seat is Lillington.

Contents

History

The county was made in 1855 from Cumberland County. It was named for Cornelius Harnett.

Government

Harnett County is a member of the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments.

Connected Counties

Cities and Towns

These cities and towns are in Harnett County:

  • Angier
  • Coats
  • Dunn
  • Erwin
  • Lillington

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