Harper, Kansas Population 2024

1,274

Harper is a city located in Harper County Kansas. Harper has a 2024 population of 1,274. Harper is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually and its population has decreased by -2.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,308 in 2020.

The average household income in Harper is $75,004 with a poverty rate of 18.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Harper is 38.2 years, 36.8 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Harper Demographics

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

  • White: 85.27%
  • Other race: 7.05%
  • Two or more races: 6.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
786.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.6% (-34)
The current population of Harper, Kansas is 1,274 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,308.

Harper, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White96785.27%
Other race807.05%
Two or more races786.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.53%
Black or African American30.26%
Native American
Asian
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Harper Population by Race

Harper Population Pyramid 2024

Harper Median Age

38.2

Total

36.8

Male

43.6

Female

Harper Adults

There are 912 adults, (248 of whom are seniors) in Harper.

Harper Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Harper Sex Ratio

Female51645.5%
Male61854.5%

Harper Population by Age

Harper Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5112.266.933.1
Non Family2091.245545
Married2072.9692.87.2
Male571.951486
Female383.6871.128.9
showing: 5 rows

2.79

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harper Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Harper Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harper Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.13%.

Harper Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,250

Average Earnings

$51,250

Average Male

$29,500

Average Female

Harper Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harper Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harper Language

91.86% of Harper residents speak only English, while 8.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.86% of the population.

Harper Language

Harper Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White91916017.41%
Multiple781823.08%
Hispanic1291813.95%
Other801417.5%
Black33100%
showing: 5 rows

18.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.12%

Male Poverty Rate

22.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harper

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harper is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harper is Hispanic, with 13.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.96%.

Harper Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School25.97%
Less Than 9th Grade19.26%
Some College7.23%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Harper Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed72.73%
Female Unemployed62.5%
Male Employed11.33%
Female Employed3.72%
showing: 4 rows

Harper Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harper Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harper Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Harper Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harper 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 45-54.

Harper Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harper Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

82

Number of Veterans

59

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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Harper Veterans by War

count

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Harper Veterans by Age

count

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Harper Veterans by Race

Harper Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harper Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Harper Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harper Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harper 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

68.87%

Born in Harper

93.47%

Native Born

6.53%

Foreign Born

6.53%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.47% of Harper residents were born in the United States, with 68.87% having been born in Kansas. 6.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harper Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,269-1-0.08%
20281,270-1-0.08%
20271,271-1-0.08%
20261,272-1-0.08%
20251,273-1-0.08%
20241,274-1-0.08%
20231,275-1-0.08%
20221,276-1-0.08%
20211,277-31-2.37%
20201,308-10-0.76%
20191,318-14-1.05%
20181,332-19-1.41%
20171,351-21-1.53%
20161,372-27-1.93%
20151,399-9-0.64%
20141,408
20131,408-23-1.61%
20121,431-20-1.38%
20111,451-16-1.09%
20101,467
showing: 20 rows

Harper Population by Year