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Harrisburg, Arkansas - Basic Facts

Harrisburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Harrisburg.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Poinsett County at latitude 35.5642 and longitude -90.7168. Poinsett County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Harrisburg (see map) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisburg: Harrisborough, Harrisburgh.

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Harrisburg, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,266
Population in Households 2,150
Population in Familes 1,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 1,116
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 840
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 579
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 354 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $50,145
Average Home Value $62,115


Median Household Income $26,068
Average Household Income $35,351
Per Capita Income $13,772
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.23% -0.28%
Households -0.31% -0.31%
Families -0.16% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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, 2014 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 # 133 76th
Population Density1 # 51 91st
Diversity Index2 # 377 31st
Median Household Income # 505 7th
Per Capita Income # 521 4th

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