Harnett County is located in central North Carolina. The County Seat is Lillington and the largest city is Dunn. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.harnett.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 126,666 and the 2010 census population was 114,678. The land area is 594.99 square miles and there are 192.7 persons per square mile.
72.3% of the population is White, 21.6% is Black or African American, 11.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.1% is two or more races. 84.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $132,600, there are 40,677 households, an average of 2.83 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,310, the median household income is $44,625, and 17.2% of the persons in Harnett County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,497. Retail sales (in $1000) were $872,002, and sales per capita were $8,029. The percentage of black-owned firms is 8.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.1%.
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