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La Harpe is a township in Hancock County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named La Harpe. For links to other places called La Harpe, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of La Harpe is 40.592N. The longitude is -90.963W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,653.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Harpe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61450 ZIP code.
25% of La Harpe residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Harpe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Harpe was $15,747, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of La Harpe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Harpe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $234. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $607.
Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Harpe political report.
The average commute time for La Harpe workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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