Harper, Kansas

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Harper is a city in Harper County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,567 at the 2000 census.



Harper is located at 37°17′07″N 98°01′36″W / 37.285252°N 98.026615°W / 37.285252; -98.026615 (37.285252, -98.026615).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,567 people, 675 households, and 417 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,219.0 people per square mile (469.0/km2). There were 787 housing units at an average density of 612.2/sq mi (235.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.57% White, 0.13% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.57% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 675 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $3,272, and the median income for a family was $4,761. Males had a median income of $2,583 versus $1,779 for females. The per capita income for the city was $1,543. About 6.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. The city of Harper is one of the poorest cities in all of Kansas.

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