Harper, Kansas Population 2020

1,293

Harper is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 1,293, it is the 160th largest city in Kansas and the 9270th largest city in the United States. Harper is currently declining at a rate of -1.52% annually and its population has decreased by -12.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,473 in 2010. Harper reached it's highest population of 1,467 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Harper has a population density of 799 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harper is $50,417 with a poverty rate of 12.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $638 per month, and the median house value is $61,700. The median age in Harper is 43.1 years, 40.1 years for males, and 44.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.2 males.

Harper Demographics

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

  • White: 93.40%
  • Native American: 2.95%
  • Two or more races: 1.86%
  • Other race: 0.85%
  • Black or African American: 0.78%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harper, Kansas is 1,293, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,333.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,473.

Harper, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,20293.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native382.95%
Two or More Races241.86%
Some Other Race110.85%
Black or African American100.78%
Asian20.16%

Harper Population Pyramid 2020

Harper Median Age

43.1


Total

40.1


Male

44.4


Female

Harper Adults

There are 964 adults, (271 of whom are seniors) in Harper.

Harper Age Dependency

85.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Harper Sex Ratio

Female

621

48.25%

Male

666

51.75%

Harper Households and Families

Harper Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harper Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
Female69.2%30.8%
All66.9%33.1%
Male66.7%33.3%
Non Family53.4%46.6%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5432.2866.9
Married2673.1678.7
Non Family2381.0153.4
Female264.1969.2
Male123.7566.7

3.19

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harper Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade343.81%
9th to 12th Grade9610.76%
High School Graduate40044.84%
Some College20823.32%
Associates Degree515.72%
Bachelors Degree667.40%
Graduate Degree374.15%

Harper Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White77269697
Hispanic93436
Native American1515
Other Race112
Multiple Races95
Black33
Asian22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,311$40,792$21,071
Less Than High School$33,984$41,058$20,833
High School Grad$30,000$32,188$28,750
Some College$26,250$40,167$16,354
Bachelors Degree$48,214$101,667$36,250
Graduate Degree$50,250$$42,500

$31,311

Average Earnings

$40,792

Average Male

$21,071

Average Female

Harper Language

Harper Language by Age

Harper Language

90.42% of Harper residents speak only English, while 9.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.17% of the population.

Harper Poverty

Harper Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,043827.86%
Hispanic1306953.08%
Other11545.45%
Multiple20315.00%
Black22100.00%

12.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.76%

Male Poverty Rate

14.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harper

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harper is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harper is White, with 7.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.60%
High School18.21%
Some College6.27%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.06%
Female Employed4.79%
Male Employed2.91%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Harper Income

Harper Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,659$50,417
Families$60,234$64,355
Married Families$61,484-
Non Families$21,964$30,584

Harper Marital Status

Harper Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Harper Married by Age and Sex

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

Harper Veterans

89

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea21
Vietnam16
First Gulf War16
World War II6
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+37
35 to 5433
65 to 7415
55 to 644
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White828.89%
Indian423.53%
Hispanic33.23%
Other327.27%

$Harper Veterans by Education

3.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harper Employment Status

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Harper Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.35%

Born in Kansas

95.96%

Native Born

4.04%

Foreign Born

3.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.96% of Harper residents were born in the United States, with 65.35% having been born in Kansas. 3.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,293-20-1.52%
20191,313-20-1.50%
20181,333-18-1.33%
20171,351-20-1.46%
20161,371-26-1.86%
20151,397-10-0.71%
20141,4070.00%
20131,407-25-1.75%
20121,432-18-1.24%
20111,450-17-1.16%
20101,4670.00%