Harper, Iowa

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Harper, Iowa
City
Location of Harper, Iowa
Location of Harper, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°21′45″N 92°3′4″W / 41.36250°N 92.05111°W / 41.36250; -92.05111Coordinates: 41°21′45″N 92°3′4″W / 41.36250°N 92.05111°W / 41.36250; -92.05111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Keokuk
Area[1]
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 114
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 113
 • Density 1,266.7/sq mi (489.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52231
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-34545
GNIS feature ID 0457273

Harper is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 114 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Harper's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.3625116, -92.0510106.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 254 —    
1890 253 −0.4%
1900 269 +6.3%
1910 232 −13.8%
1920 247 +6.5%
1930 212 −14.2%
1940 208 −1.9%
1950 182 −12.5%
1960 177 −2.7%
1970 173 −2.3%
1980 138 −20.2%
1990 147 +6.5%
2000 134 −8.8%
2010 114 −14.9%
2014 112 −1.8%
2015 109 −2.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 114 people, 49 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,266.7 inhabitants per square mile (489.1/km2). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 622.2 per square mile (240.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 0.9% Native American, 1.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 49 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 31.5 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 17.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 134 people, 55 households, and 40 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,523.7 people per square mile (574.9/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 693.6 per square mile (261.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 55 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,875, and the median income for a family was $38,594. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,620. There were 4.9% of families and 4.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 3.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Arts and culture[edit]

Landmarks

Ss Peter and Paul Church is located in the rural area south of Harper NOT IN Harper. Submitted by a former Harper resident. Incidentally the Ss Peter and Paul cemetery is the final resting place of eight Hammes children who all died in a tragic car-train accident in October 1956. The Des Moines (Iowa) Register newspaper should be able to verify this fact.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Harper