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Harrisburg, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Harrisburg had a population of 2,289 as of July 1, 2015. Harrisburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrisburg is located at latitude 35.5644 and longitude -90.7212 in Poinsett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harrisburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Poinsett County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Harrisburg (GNIS ID: 2403804) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Harrisburg is located within Township of Bolivar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Poinsett County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrisburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisburg: Harrisborough, Harrisburgh.

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Harrisburg, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,289
Population in Households 2,173
Population in Familes 1,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 1,127
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 849
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $41,438
Average Home Value $51,963


Median Household Income $25,350
Average Household Income $37,335
Per Capita Income $14,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% -0.13%
Households -0.04% -0.14%
Families -0.03% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Harrisburg, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisburg to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 129 76th
Population Density1 # 49 91st
Diversity Index2 # 355 35th
Median Household Income # 519 4th
Per Capita Income # 508 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.