Harper County, Kansas Population 2020

Harper County, Kansas's estimated population is 5,352 with a growth rate of -1.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harper County, Kansas is the 65th largest county in Kansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20205,352-77-1.42%
20195,429-77-1.40%
20185,506-77-1.38%
20175,583-86-1.52%
20165,669-112-1.94%
20155,781-46-0.79%
20145,827-12-0.21%
20135,839-20-0.34%
20125,859-76-1.28%
20115,935-72-1.20%
20106,007-1,117-15.68%
19907,124-654-8.41%
19807,778-93-1.18%
19707,871-1,670-17.50%
19609,541-722-7.03%
195010,263-1,805-14.96%
194012,068-755-5.89%
193012,823-833-6.10%
192013,656-1,092-7.40%
191014,7484,43843.05%
190010,310-2,956-22.28%
189013,2669,133220.98%
18804,1330.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.42%
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Founded
February 26, 1867
County Seat

Harper County, Kansas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,45296.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1442.54%
Two or More Races390.69%
Some Other Race140.25%
Asian120.21%
Black or African American120.21%

Harper County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2020

Harper County, Kansas Median Age

42.3


Total

39.7


Male

46.2


Female

Harper County, Kansas Adults

There are 4,284 adults, (1,238 of whom are seniors) in Harper County, Kansas.

Harper County, Kansas Age Dependency

86.2

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Harper County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

2,789

49.16%

Male

2,884

50.84%

Harper County, Kansas Households and Families

Harper County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harper County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All71.7%28.3%
Female63.2%36.8%
Male57.5%42.5%
Non Family55.3%44.7%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2742.4371.7
Married1,2562.9883.8
Non Family7741.0955.3
Female1714.1163.2
Male733.357.5

3.04

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harper County, Kansas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade872.21%
9th to 12th Grade2907.36%
High School Graduate1,57640.02%
Some College1,04926.64%
Associates Degree2626.65%
Bachelors Degree41410.51%
Graduate Degree2606.60%

Harper County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,6263,338650
Hispanic18910423
Native American9292
Multiple Races19141
Other Race145
Asian1212
Black55

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 17.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,852$40,216$22,413
Less Than High School$31,250$40,045$21,146
High School Grad$31,025$35,855$22,596
Some College$30,481$41,098$20,708
Bachelors Degree$41,298$63,281$33,000
Graduate Degree$44,063$40,417$49,167

$32,852

Average Earnings

$40,216

Average Male

$22,413

Average Female

Harper County, Kansas Language

Harper County, Kansas Language by Age

Harper County, Kansas Language

93.93% of Harper County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 6.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.35% of the population.

Harper County, Kansas Poverty

Harper County, Kansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,98467013.44%
Hispanic35418451.98%
Native1391510.79%
Multiple341235.29%
Asian1010100.00%
Other14857.14%
Black22100.00%

16.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.93%

Male Poverty Rate

17.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harper County, Kansas

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harper County, Kansas is Native, with 10.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.77%
High School19.31%
Some College12.64%
Bachelors or Greater2.51%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.59%
Female Unemployed41.46%
Male Employed7.03%
Female Employed5.55%

Harper County, Kansas Income

Harper County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,455$62,197
Families$59,535$70,387
Married Families$64,432-
Non Families$28,068$44,414

Harper County, Kansas Marital Status

Harper County, Kansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Harper County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

Harper County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harper County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Harper County, Kansas Veterans

363

Number of Veterans

345

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam95
Korea64
Second Gulf War58
First Gulf War54
World War II12
Age Group Veterans
75+107
35 to 54100
65 to 7475
18 to 3441
55 to 6440
Name Veterans % of Total
White3488.42%
Indian98.91%
Hispanic41.97%
Other321.43%
Black240.00%
2 or More14.76%

$Harper County, Kansas Veterans by Education

6.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harper County, Kansas Employment Status

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Harper County, Kansas 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

70.86%

Born in Kansas

98.40%

Native Born

1.60%

Foreign Born

1.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.40% of Harper County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 70.86% having been born in Kansas. 1.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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