Harpers Ferry, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Harpers Ferry had a population of 332 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 332
Population in Households 332
Population in Familes 245
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 620
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $51,922
Average Household Income $79,779
Per Capita Income $35,213


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $242,647
Average Home Value $303,763


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.82% 2.02%
Households 1.82% 2.02%
Families 1.75% 1.72%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   0.98%

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, 2018 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 # 294 28th
Population Density # 234 42nd
Diversity Index # 99 76th
Median Household Income # 51 88th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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