Harper, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harper, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Harper had a population of 1,417 as of July 1, 2017. Harper ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harper is located at latitude 37.2851 and longitude -98.0277 in Harper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harper (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,417 feet.

The City of Harper (GNIS ID: 485587) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harper population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harper: Cora City.

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Harper, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,417
Daytime Population: Workers 671
Daytime Population: Residents 718
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,389
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,401
Population in Familes 1,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 870
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $46,305
Average Household Income $59,458
Per Capita Income $25,075


Total Housing Units 727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 429 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $77,287
Average Home Value $104,312


Total Households 593
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 365
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.53% -0.48%
Households -0.7% -0.58%
Families -0.73% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Harper, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harper to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 158 77th
Population Density # 315 53rd
Diversity Index # 68 90th
Median Household Income # 419 38th
Per Capita Income # 406 40th

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