Harpers Ferry, Iowa

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Harpers Ferry is a city in Taylor Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 330 at the 2000 census.



In 1950, Harpers Ferry had 252 residents.[1]


Harpers Ferry is located at 43°12′6″N 91°9′3″W / 43.20167°N 91.15083°W / 43.20167; -91.15083 (43.201668, -91.150696)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.17%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 330 people, 166 households, and 110 families residing in the city. The population density was 539.7 people per square mile (208.9/km²). There were 560 housing units at an average density of 915.9/sq mi (354.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.18% White, 1.21% Native American, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 166 households out of which 15.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.44.

In the city the population was spread out with 14.8% under the age of 18, 1.8% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 36.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,091, and the median income for a family was $35,125. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,566. About 3.5% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

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