Lillington, NC

Lillington, situated in Harnett County, is a small town made up of four square miles.

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Lillington was named in honor of Revolutionary War Patriot hero John Alexander Lillington. 


The median resident age in Lillington is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $13,000. The average price for a home in Lillington is about $124,000 (2015) which is $36,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Lillington is 45% White, 42% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 10% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 25% are married, 18% are divorced, 3% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 44% that have never been married.

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Harnett County

Lillington belongs to Harnett County in the central part of North Carolina. The county, named after Cornelius Harnett, is part of the Dunn, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Harnett County has a population of 127,000 and the town Lillington, with a population of 3,000, is the county seat.

In 1855, the county was formed from a part of Cumberland County. The area was primarily settled by Highland Scots. Throughout the American Revolution these settlers were loyalists to the British Crown. One of the last battles of the Civil War happened in Harnett County; the Battle of Averasborough.

Harnett County borders Johnston, Wake, Cumberland, Sampson, Moore, Chatham, and Lee counties.

Harnett County is made up of 601 square miles. 595 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Lillington, NC is about 3,200. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.


The elevation of Lillington, NC is 197 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Lillington, NC is 27546.

Area Code

The area code for Lillington, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Lillington and Harnett County have voted mostly Republican, with 59% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 66% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 32% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Lillington is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Waste management, retail, manufacturing, and public administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Record is the primary newspaper that covers the Harnett County area.


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