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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Harpers Ferry had a population of 330 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.3254 and longitude -77.7389 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Harpers Ferry 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Harpers Ferry, WV Housing Affordability Index is 147
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Harpers Ferry, WV Wealth Index is 104
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 330 (100%)
Population in Households 330 (100.0%)
Population in Families 244 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 617
Diversity Index2 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,311
Average Household Income $87,288
Per Capita Income $38,712
Wealth Index4 104

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $232,692
Housing Affordability Index3 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.56% 2.09%
Households 1.55% 2.16%
Families 1.44% 1.95%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Harpers Ferry, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harpers Ferry to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 27th
Population Density # 234 42nd
Diversity Index # 96 76th
Median Household Income # 27 94th
Per Capita Income # 8 98th

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