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Harrisburg, Arkansas
Welcome to Harrisburg sign Harrisburg AR 2012-08 014.jpg
Location in Poinsett County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Poinsett County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Poinsett
Area
 • Total 2.43 sq mi (6.28 km2)
 • Land 2.43 sq mi (6.28 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
312 ft (95 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,212
 • Density 911.79/sq mi (351.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72432
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-30400
GNIS feature ID 0077132

Harrisburg is a city in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,288 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is the county seat of Poinsett County.

Geography

Harrisburg is located at 35°33′51″N 90°43′20″W / 35.56417°N 90.72222°W / 35.56417; -90.72222 (35.564123, -90.722152) on Crowley's Ridge.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 482
1900 462 −4.1%
1910 942 103.9%
1920 1,315 39.6%
1930 1,111 −15.5%
1940 1,193 7.4%
1950 1,498 25.6%
1960 1,481 −1.1%
1970 1,931 30.4%
1980 1,921 −0.5%
1990 1,943 1.1%
2000 2,192 12.8%
2010 2,288 4.4%
2020 2,212 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Bicentennial Park in Harrisburg, Arkansas

2020 census

Harrisburg racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,016 91.14%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 32 1.45%
Native American 18 0.81%
Asian 5 0.23%
Other/Mixed 112 5.06%
Hispanic or Latino 29 1.31%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,212 people, 1,060 households, and 748 families residing in the city.

Education

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Poinsett County Library in downtown Harrisburg

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is available from the Harrisburg School District, which leads to graduation from Harrisburg High School.

Notable person

  • John K. Hutchison, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from District 52 from 2013 to 2015, resident of Harrisburg; unseated by Dwight Tosh of Jonesboro

See also

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