Harper County KS Information


Harper County Subdivisions

Harper County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,056
Population in Households 5,927
Population in Familes 4,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,524
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,652
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,823 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 592 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $73,947
Average Home Value $103,593


Median Household Income $42,164
Average Household Income $55,570
Per Capita Income $23,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.1%
Households -0.13% -0.22%
Families -0.18% -0.24%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Harper County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harper County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 43rd
Population Density1 # 60 44th
Diversity Index2 # 40 63rd
Median Household Income # 74 30th
Per Capita Income # 76 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.