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Harper Woods is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.

The latitude of Harper Woods is 42.433N. The longitude is -82.924W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,952.


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Median household income
Local
$46,769
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harper Woods demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Manchester Park
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 61. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Angela Ruggiero, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Harper Woods is strictly for local residents who don't want a Detroit address?It has no history and no business section to speak of, just rows and rows of houses and a school or two and some trees to justify the second half of its name?
-- Every Brilliant Eye
Loren Estleman

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16% of Harper Woods residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harper Woods ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harper Woods was $24,900, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Harper Woods residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Harper Woods, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $625.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $963.


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Libraries in Harper Woods include Harper Woods Public Library ... View libraries

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Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harper Woods political report.

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The average commute time for Harper Woods workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harper Woods between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Harper Woods ignores the 13th Amendmnet of the Constitution in order to get its citizens to care for city property for no compensation for labor, tools, injuries, chemicals or water...

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“ Harper Woods is strictly for local residents who don't want a Detroit address?It has no history and no business section to speak of, just rows and rows of houses and a school or two and some trees to justify the second half of its name? ”
~ Every Brilliant Eye
Loren Estleman

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