Harpers Ferry, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Harpers Ferry had a population of 342 as of July 1, 2016. Harpers Ferry ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harpers Ferry is located at latitude 39.3252 and longitude -77.7414 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Harpers Ferry (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Town of Harpers Ferry (GNIS ID: 2390232) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Harpers Ferry is located within Harpers Ferry District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harpers Ferry population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harpers Ferry: Harper's Ferry, Peters Hole, Shenandoah Falls, The Hole.

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Harpers Ferry, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 342
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 254
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 639
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $242,105
Average Home Value $264,286


Median Household Income $53,509
Average Household Income $68,621
Per Capita Income $30,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.9% 1.91%
Households 2.62% 2.0%
Families 2.5% 1.7%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Harpers Ferry, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harpers Ferry to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 289 29th
Population Density1 # 229 44th
Diversity Index2 # 85 79th
Median Household Income # 29 93rd
Per Capita Income # 16 96th

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