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Harpers Ferry is a town in Jefferson County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named after Robert Harper, who ran a ferry here.
The latitude of Harpers Ferry is 39.325N. The longitude is -77.739W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 489 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 302.
Abolitionist John Brown and followers seized the armory in 1859; federal troops stormed the facility and took Brown prisoner. He was later executed.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harpers Ferry demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25425 ZIP code.
17% of Harpers Ferry residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harpers Ferry ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harpers Ferry was $29,638, compared with $21,587 nationally.
60% of Harpers Ferry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harpers Ferry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,516.
Libraries in Harpers Ferry include Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library ... View libraries
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harpers Ferry political report.
The average commute time for Harpers Ferry workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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