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Harper is a city in Harper County.
The community was named for the county, which was named for Sgt. Marion Harper, who was killed in an 1863 Civil War battle
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Harper. For links to other places called Harper, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harper is 37.286N. The longitude is -98.025W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,417 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,498.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harper demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67058 ZIP code.
31% of Harper residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harper ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harper was $16,543, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Harper residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harper, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $274. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $615.
Libraries in Harper include Harper Public Library ... View libraries
Harper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harper political report.
The average commute time for Harper workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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