Harrells, North Carolina

Coordinates: 34°43′40″N 78°12′05″W / 34.72778°N 78.20139°W / 34.72778; -78.20139
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Harrells, North Carolina
Harrells is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°43′40″N 78°12′05″W / 34.72778°N 78.20139°W / 34.72778; -78.20139
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesDuplin, Sampson
 • Total3.15 sq mi (8.15 km2)
 • Land3.15 sq mi (8.15 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation85 ft (26 m)
 • Total160
 • Density50.86/sq mi (19.64/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes910, 472
FIPS code37-29680[3]
GNIS feature ID2406647[2]

Harrells is a town in Duplin and Sampson counties, North Carolina, United States. The population was 202 at the 2010 census.[4]


The Lewis Highsmith Farm and Dr. John B. Seavey House and Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5] In 1969, a private Christian school, Harrells Christian Academy was founded in the town.[6]


Harrells is located in southeastern Sampson County. A part of the northeastern side of town falls within the southwestern corner of Duplin County.

U.S. Route 421 passes through the town, leading north 22 miles (35 km) to Clinton, the Sampson County seat, and south 40 miles (64 km) to Wilmington. North Carolina Highway 41 leads east 14 miles (23 km) to Wallace and west 26 miles (42 km) to Elizabethtown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all land.[4]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 187 people, 80 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 59.3 inhabitants per square mile (22.9/km2). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 27.3 per square mile (10.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 55.08% White, 40.11% African American, 1.07% Native American, 3.74% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.35% of the population.

There were 80 households, out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 17.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $34,534. About 14.3% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.3% of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Harrells, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Harrells town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "About - Harrells Christian Academy". www.harrellsca.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.