Harper County KS Information


Harper County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 5,977
Daytime Population: Workers 2,730
Daytime Population: Residents 3,198
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,928
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 5,848
Population in Familes 4,695
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $44,171
Average Household Income $58,259
Per Capita Income $24,497


Total Housing Units 3,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,813 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 675 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 628 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $72,401
Average Home Value $107,033


Total Households 2,488
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,619
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 -0.13% -0.25%
Households -0.31% -0.36%
Families -0.44% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


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, 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 # 61 43rd
Population Density # 60 44th
Diversity Index # 43 60th
Median Household Income # 82 23rd
Per Capita Income # 76 29th

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