Harlan, Indiana Population 2024

1,511

Harlan is a city located in Allen County Indiana. Harlan has a 2024 population of 1,511. Harlan is currently declining at a rate of -3.27% annually and its population has decreased by -11.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,715 in 2020.

The average household income in Harlan is $85,778 with a poverty rate of 6.14%. The median age in Harlan is 46.4 years: 43.6 years for males, and 57.3 years for females.

Harlan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harlan was:

  • White: 97.89%
  • Two or more races: 1.05%
  • Other race: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
434.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-11.9% (-204)
The current population of Harlan, Indiana is 1,511 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,715.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,57997.89%
Two or more races171.05%
Other race90.56%
Native American80.5%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harlan Population by Race

Harlan Population Pyramid 2024

Harlan Median Age

46.4

Total

43.6

Male

57.3

Female

Harlan Adults

There are 1,347 adults, (429 of whom are seniors) in Harlan.

Harlan Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlan Sex Ratio

Female66541.23%
Male94858.77%

Harlan Population by Age

Harlan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6622.4483.516.5
Married3842.7890.99.1
Non Family1771.1970.629.4
Female583.1262.137.9
Male433.561000

2.78

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

83.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harlan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1149.15%
Associates Degree21417.17%
Bachelors Degree897.14%
Graduate Degree745.94%
High School Graduate42133.79%
Less Than 9th Grade141.12%
Some College32025.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Harlan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harlan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2381,110163
Native American880
Hispanic880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.17%.

Harlan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,417$66,354$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$55,708$56,438$35,536
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$56,301$56,705$54,359
Some College$56,505$56,542$56,382

$56,301

Average Earnings

$56,705

Average Male

$54,359

Average Female

Harlan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harlan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harlan Language

97.4% of Harlan residents speak only English, while 2.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.6% of the population.

Harlan Language

Harlan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,579996.27%

6.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.96%

Male Poverty Rate

7.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlan is White, with 6.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlan is White, with 6.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.73%.

Harlan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School9.5%
Bachelors or Greater6.13%
Less Than 9th Grade5.47%
Some College2.62%

Harlan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed53.06%
Female Employed4.03%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Harlan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harlan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$82,723$96,759
Households$76,750$85,778
Married Families$85,833$-999,999,999
Non Families$58,125$50,770

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harlan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

64.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harlan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Harlan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harlan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

301

Number of Veterans

301

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War150
Vietnam144
First Gulf War124
Korea7
World War II0

Harlan Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54124
65 to 74119
18 to 3426
75+24
55 to 648

Harlan Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White30122.65%

Harlan Veterans by Race

Harlan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.5%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Harlan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harlan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harlan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.64%

Born in Harlan

99.81%

Native Born

0.19%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.81% of Harlan residents were born in the United States, with 75.64% having been born in Indiana. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Harlan Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,511-51-3.27%
20231,562-51-3.16%
20221,613-141-8.04%
20211,754392.27%
20201,715935.73%
20191,622825.32%
20181,540-109-6.61%
20171,64916310.97%
20161,486-183-10.96%
20151,669-49-2.85%
20141,718-18-1.04%
20131,736754.52%
20121,661-32-1.89%
20111,693593.61%
20101,63400%

Harlan Population by Year