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Harper is a city in Harper County.

The community was named for the county, which was named for Sgt. Marion Harper, who was killed in an 1863 Civil War battle
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Harper. For links to other places called Harper, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Harper is 37.286N. The longitude is -98.025W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,417 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,498.


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Median household income
Local
$30,272
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harper demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: Harper Museum & Art Depot
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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Ancestry & family history

31% of Harper residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harper ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harper was $16,543, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Harper residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Harper, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $274.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $615.


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

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The average commute time for Harper workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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One of the most unique things about Harper, KS is the persistence of The Balmer Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization's determination to save historic Harper...

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