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Harrisburg, Arkansas

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Welcome to Harrisburg ...

The city of Harrisburg is located in Poinsett County and is the County Seat for Poinsett County.

When the people of Harrisburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Harrisburger<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Harrisburg has a population of 2,347 people<2> (see below for details).

Harrisburg is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Harrisburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Harrisburg lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Harrisburg: 72432<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harrisburg had a population of 2,288 people (or 9.31% of the total population of Poinsett County). This makes Harrisburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Harrisburg represents 0.08% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,288 people, the population of Harrisburg increased 4.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,192 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Harrisburg had an population of 2,347 people. This is an increase of 2.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.07% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harrisburg.

Communities near Harrisburg ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Bay Village   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bay   [Map]   1,805   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cherry Valley   [Map]   600   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fisher   [Map]   220   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hickory Ridge   [Map]   249   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Jonesboro   [Map]   75,866   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Harrisburg.

Communities Also Named Harrisburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Harrisburg - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harrisburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harrisburg. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harrisburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrisburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Harrisburg:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrisburg ...

Looking for more information about Harrisburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harrisburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harrisburg.

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The Communities of Arkansas

About Poinsett County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harrisburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Poinsett County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Harrisburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Harrisburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harrisburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Harrisburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harrisburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Harrisburg. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harrisburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harrisburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harrisburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5616, Longitude: -90.7215     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harrisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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