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Harlan is a city in Shelby County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan
The latitude of Harlan is 41.653N. The longitude is -95.325W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,253 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,165.
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45% of Harlan residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $17,514, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Harlan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Harlan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $716.
Libraries in Harlan include Harlan Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Harlan include Harlan Tribune
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harlan political report.
The average commute time for Harlan workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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