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 323 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 323
Daytime Population: Workers 583
Daytime Population: Residents 152
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 735
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.28
Population in Households 323
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 604
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $53,069
Average Household Income $71,510
Per Capita Income $31,513


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $236,842
Average Home Value $252,394


Total Households 149
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.69% 2.42%
Households 1.79% 2.55%
Families 1.68% 2.38%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

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, 2017 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 # 293 28th
Population Density # 238 41st
Diversity Index # 89 78th
Median Household Income # 33 92nd
Per Capita Income # 19 96th

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