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Welcome to Harrisburg ...

The town of Harrisburg is located in Cabarrus County<1>.

The location of Harrisburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Harrisburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Harrisburger<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harrisburg has a population of 16,457 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Harrisburg.

Harrisburg is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Harrisburg: (704) & (980)<6>

Websites for Harrisburg ...

Official Website: www.harrisburg.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harrisburg had an population of 16,457 people. This is an increase of 42.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 266.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harrisburg had a population of 11,526 people (or 6.47% of the total population of Cabarrus County). This makes Harrisburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Harrisburg represents 0.12% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,526 people, the population of Harrisburg increased 156.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,493 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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), Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York (3), 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.

Communities near Harrisburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harrisburg.

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Harrisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<8>
  • Concord [Cabarrus County]
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    • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Harrisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<8>
  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Harrisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<8>
  • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County]
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    • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Harrisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kannapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kannapolis<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Indian Trail [Union County]
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      • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Harrisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Trail
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Trail<8>
    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Harrisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<8>
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Harrisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<8>
    • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Harrisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mint Hill<8>
    • Stallings [Union County]
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      • Stallings [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Harrisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stallings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stallings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stallings<8>
    • Davidson [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidson
      • Davidson [Iredell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Harrisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davidson<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harrisburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harrisburg.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harrisburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrisburg. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Harrisburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harrisburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harrisburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Harrisburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harrisburg on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Cabarrus County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harrisburg: www.harrisburg.nc.us/

The official website for Cabarrus County: www.co.cabarrus.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Cabarrus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 town'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harrisburg.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarrisburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3182, Longitude: -80.6533       In this case, the coordinates for Harrisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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