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The City of Harrisburg had a population of 2,187 as of July 1, 2022. 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 35.5642 and longitude -90.7168 in Poinsett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harrisburg 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 308 feet.

The City of Harrisburg 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisburg: Harrisborough, Harrisburgh.

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Harrisburg, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 2,187 (100%)
Population in Households 2,106 (96.3%)
Population in Families 1,728 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 81 ( 3.7%)
Population Density 901
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $41,703
Average Household Income $51,325
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $20,631
Wealth Index5 32


Total HU (Housing Units) 995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 538 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $86,399
Average Home Value $114,378
Housing Affordability Index3 244


Total Households 876
Average Household Size 2.40
Family Households 596
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.50% -0.33%
Households -0.40% -0.23%
Families   -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
Owner Occupied HU   0.11%

Harrisburg, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisburg to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 132 79th
Population Density # 74 88th
Median Household Income # 407 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 474 76th
Per Capita Income # 557 11th
Diversity Index # 463 26th

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