Harper, Kansas Population 2021

1,283
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Harper is a city located in Harper County Kansas. With a 2020 population of 1,283, it is the 159th largest city in Kansas and the 9299th largest city in the United States . Harper is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -12.90% 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 792 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harper is $53,190 with a poverty rate of 13.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $667 per month, and the median house value is $60,500. The median age in Harper is 39.9 years, 35.8 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Harper Demographics

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

  • White: 90.66%
  • Two or more races: 4.63%
  • Native American: 2.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Asian: 0.07%
The current population of Harper, Kansas is 1,283 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,334.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,473.

Harper, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,23390.66%
Two or More Races634.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native352.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.81%
Some Other Race90.66%
Black or African American80.59%
Asian10.07%
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Harper Population by Race

Harper Population Pyramid $2021

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Harper Median Age

39.9


Total

35.8


Male

45.5


Female

Harper Adults

There are 1,013 adults, (274 of whom are seniors) in Harper.

Harper Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Harper Sex Ratio

Female

608

44.71%

Male

752

55.29%

Harper Population by Age

Harper Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harper Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.3%22.7%
All66.4%33.6%
Female62.5%37.5%
Male61.1%38.9%
Non Family54.8%45.2%

66.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harper Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5362.4566.4
Married2643.4377.3
Non Family2301.0854.8
Female244.2562.5
Male183.2861.1

3.34

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Harper Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade323.37%
9th to 12th Grade788.21%
High School Graduate41643.79%
Some College26527.89%
Associates Degree565.89%
Bachelors Degree677.05%
Graduate Degree363.79%
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Harper Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harper Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White81673899
Hispanic77454
2+ Races2727
Native American1717
Islander1111
Black44
Other Race31
Asian11

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 12.13%.

Harper Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,938$36,875$21,614
Less Than 9th Grade$24,732$33,977$22,857
High School Graduate$30,395$31,696$26,875
Some College$30,368$41,429$20,607
Bachelors Degree$41,250$101,875$
Graduate Degree$51,250$51,250$55,000

$30,938

Average Earnings

$36,875

Average Male

$21,614

Average Female

Harper Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harper Language by Age

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Harper Language

88.83% of Harper residents speak only English, while 11.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.02% of the population.

Harper Language

Harper Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1559561.29%
White1,055736.92%
Multiple5435.56%
Other9333.33%
Black33100.00%

13.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.89%

Male Poverty Rate

13.25%

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 Multiple, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.63%.

Harper Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.38%
High School15.53%
Some College5.02%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Harper Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.76%
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Employed3.76%
Female Employed2.02%

Harper Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harper Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,636$53,190
Families$59,464$66,154
Married Families$63,125-
Non Families$27,857$32,965
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Income by Household Type

Harper Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Harper Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Harper Marital Status

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114

Number of Veterans

95

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War35
Korea21
Vietnam18
World War II6
Second Gulf War

Harper Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5460
75+36
65 to 749
55 to 649
18 to 34

Harper Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10010.59%
Native American1270.59%
Hispanic22.08%
Other Race222.22%

Harper Veterans by Race

Harper Veterans by Education

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3.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harper Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Harper Employment by Age

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Harper Employment by Race

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Harper Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.04%

Born in Harper

96.03%

Native Born

3.97%

Foreign Born

3.75%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.03% of Harper residents were born in the United States, with 64.04% having been born in Kansas. 3.75% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,283-17-1.31%
20201,300-17-1.29%
20191,317-17-1.27%
20181,334-17-1.26%
20171,351-20-1.46%
20161,371-27-1.93%
20151,398-10-0.71%
20141,4080.00%
20131,408-23-1.61%
20121,431-20-1.38%
20111,451-16-1.09%
20101,4670.00%

Harper Population by Year