Harper Woods, Michigan Population 2020

13,677

Harper Woods is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 13,677, it is the 68th largest city in Michigan and the 2458th largest city in the United States. Harper Woods is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -3.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,236 in 2010. Harper Woods reached it's highest population of 20,186 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Harper Woods has a population density of 5,201 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harper Woods is $58,632 with a poverty rate of 14.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,069 per month, and the median house value is $76,100. The median age in Harper Woods is 36.8 years, 32.1 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males.

Harper Woods Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 58.46%
  • White: 33.87%
  • Two or more races: 4.76%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harper Woods, Michigan is 13,677, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,813.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,236.

Harper Woods, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,16058.46%
White4,72833.87%
Two or More Races6654.76%
Asian3132.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.41%
Some Other Race360.26%

Harper Woods Population Pyramid 2020

Harper Woods Median Age

36.8


Total

32.1


Male

40.6


Female

Harper Woods Adults

There are 10,505 adults, (1,886 of whom are seniors) in Harper Woods.

Harper Woods Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Harper Woods Sex Ratio

Female

7,324

52.47%

Male

6,635

47.53%

Harper Woods Households and Families

Harper Woods Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harper Woods Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All58%42%
Male56.4%43.6%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female40.8%59.2%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3392.5858
Non Family1,8501.1953.8
Married1,7193.3676
Female1,2973.3740.8
Male473356.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harper Woods Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2672.87%
9th to 12th Grade7147.68%
High School Graduate2,81030.21%
Some College2,50126.89%
Associates Degree8469.10%
Bachelors Degree1,23113.24%
Graduate Degree93210.02%

Harper Woods Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,0414,480766
White3,6473,3991,257
Multiple Races27921633
Asian21812665
Hispanic787849
Native American4528
Other Race181814

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 77.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,796$41,280$32,537
Less Than High School$21,656$23,616$9,706
High School Grad$27,078$37,379$24,167
Some College$38,307$44,129$33,996
Bachelors Degree$41,108$41,864$40,410
Graduate Degree$50,450$52,538$48,601

$36,796

Average Earnings

$41,280

Average Male

$32,537

Average Female

Harper Woods Language

Harper Woods Language by Age

Harper Woods Language

94.68% of Harper Woods residents speak only English, while 5.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.35% of the population.

Harper Woods Poverty

Harper Woods Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,9621,39117.47%
White4,61546410.05%
Multiple6658112.18%
Native572950.88%
Asian313185.75%

14.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.57%

Male Poverty Rate

15.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harper Woods

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harper Woods is Native, with 50.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harper Woods is Asian, with 5.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.01%
High School14.47%
Some College10.73%
Bachelors or Greater6.66%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.12%
Male Unemployed34.03%
Female Employed7.10%
Male Employed5.31%

Harper Woods Income

Harper Woods Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,756$58,632
Families$54,035$66,005
Married Families$75,082-
Non Families$33,263$41,231

Harper Woods Marital Status

Harper Woods Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Harper Woods Married by Age and Sex

Harper Woods 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 Woods Marital Status by Race

Harper Woods Veterans

582

Number of Veterans

526

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War218
Vietnam213
Second Gulf War107
World War II34
Korea33
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54186
55 to 64147
75+138
65 to 74111
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2895.00%
White2556.34%
Asian3414.11%
Hispanic44.12%
2 or More41.08%

$Harper Woods Veterans by Education

3.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harper Woods Employment Status

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Harper Woods 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

82.71%

Born in Michigan

96.08%

Native Born

3.92%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.08% of Harper Woods residents were born in the United States, with 82.71% having been born in Michigan. 1.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,677-68-0.49%
201913,745-68-0.49%
201813,813-71-0.51%
201713,884-68-0.49%
201613,952-76-0.54%
201514,028-79-0.56%
201414,107-16-0.11%
201314,123-113-0.79%
201214,236-43-0.30%
201114,279-80-0.56%
201014,3591050.07%
200014,254-649-0.44%
199014,903-1,458-0.93%
198016,361-3,825-2.08%
197020,1861910.10%
196019,9950.00%