Lillington, NC Overview

The picturesque small town of Lillington is not the largest in Harnett County, yet it fulfills the important role of county seat.  The county library and other county offices are at home in Lillington, where neighborhoods and districts are graced by scenic views of the lovely Cape Fear River as it meanders through the town.  The community provides a welcoming atmosphere that is equally well suited to raising families, starting a business, or retiring in a serene and comfortable setting.  The town boasts a thriving business community that continues to draw the interest of new enterprises.  Recreational opportunities are first-rate in the region that surrounds Lillington.  Cultural, educational, and entertainment attractions are less than 25 miles from home in Fayetteville.


Population Growth (since 2000) 13%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 829.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.202
Households w/ Children 27%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 8%
Median Year in Residency 1.74

Housing Inventory

Lillington, NC Housing Inventory 755 160 481 755 160

Market Overview

479 listings with an estimated median price of $352,490

Price Count
$0 - 100K 9
$100K - 200K 45
$200K - 300K 86
$300K - 400K 212
$400K - 500K 63
$500K - 600K 22
$600K - 700K 6
$700K - 800K 4
$800K - 900K 2
$1M - Max 30
Property Type Count
Single Family 334
Townhouse 18
Commercial 33
Rental 32
Lots and Land 90
Multi Family 2
Farms 2

(Data as of 9/22/2023)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Lillington, NC Population Demographics

Total: 3,745


Median Age: 40.41

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

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Lillington, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Lillington, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Lillington, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Lillington, NC Highest Education Level Attained 342 1,014 158 134 255 219 615 342 1,014 158 134 255

Employment and Finance


Lillington, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $38,392)

Lillington, NC Income by dollar range 146 92 91 80 79 87 64 66 53 71 110 143 69 41 28 9 4 4

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Lillington, NC Crime

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