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Harlan is a city in Harlan County.

Harlan is in the Eastern Coal Field region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Maj. Silas Harlan, killed at the Battle of Blue Licks

The latitude of Harlan is 36.843N. The longitude is -83.321W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,191 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,945.


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Median household income
Local
$17,270
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harlan demographic reports
Harlan is on the Clover and Martins forks of the Cumberland River.
Local festivals include:
  • Poke Sallet Festival - May 31-June 2, 2007
  • Bluegrass Festival - June 22-23, 2007
  • Festival of the Mountain Masters - Nov. 23-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Harlan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Harlan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harlan 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 40831 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Harlan residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harlan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harlan was $15,572, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Harlan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Harlan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $232.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.


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Libraries in Harlan include Harlan County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Harlan include Harlan Daily Enterprise

TV stations in Harlan include WAGV.

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Harlan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harlan political report.

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The average commute time for Harlan workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Harlan include Holiday Inn Express.

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