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Time Zone: Harnett County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lillington is the Seat for Harnett County.

Harnett County was founded in 1855 and was created by taking area from CumberlandCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Harnett had a population of 115,761 people. This is an increase of 27.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 91,025 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Harnett represented 1.13% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010114,678+25.99%-0.94% since 2009
2009115,761+27.17%+3.33% since 2008
2008112,025+23.07%+3.15% since 2007
2007108,606+19.31% 
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200091,025The Last Census

More information can be found on the Harnett County Census Page for Harnett County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Harnett County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Harnett County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Dunn   10,1739,19610.62% increase  
Erwin   4,9094,5378.2% increase  
Angier   4,4303,41929.57% increase  
Lillington   3,4312,91517.7% increase  
Coats   2,1831,84518.32% increase  

Websites for Harnett County

Official Website:   www.harnett.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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