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Harpersville is a town in Shelby County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
The community was named for James W. Harper, founder
The latitude of Harpersville is 33.343N. The longitude is -86.438W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 456 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,680.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harpersville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35178 ZIP code.
2% of Harpersville residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harpersville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harpersville was $12,783, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Harpersville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harpersville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harpersville political report.
The average commute time for Harpersville workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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