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Welcome to Harper ...

The city of Harper is located in Harper County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harper has a population of 1,318 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Harper.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Harper: Named for Marion Harper, a Sergeant of the 2nd Kansas Cavalry.

The city of Harper was previously named Cora City.

Harper is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Harper lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Harper is within the boundaries of the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Harper: 67058<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harper had an population of 1,318 people. This is a decrease of 10.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harper had a population of 1,473 people (which is 24.41% of the total population of Harper County). This makes Harper the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Harper represents 0.05% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 150th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,473 people, the population of Harper decreased 6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,567 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harper.

Communities Also Named Harper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Harper - they are located in California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan (2), Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harper.

Communities near Harper ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harper.

  • Anthony [Harper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
    • Anthony [Harper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,032 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<6>
  • Attica [Harper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
    • Attica [Harper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<6>
  • Argonia [Sumner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argonia
    • Argonia [Sumner County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argonia<6>
  • Norwich [Kingman County]
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    • Norwich [Kingman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 427 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milan [Sumner County]
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      • Milan [Sumner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
    • Zenda [Kingman County]
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      • Zenda [Kingman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zenda have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Zenda:
      • Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zenda<6>
    • Spivey [Kingman County]
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      • Spivey [Kingman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spivey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spivey
    • Bluff City [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Harper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bluff City:
      • Bluff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Danville [Harper County]
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      • Danville [Harper County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
      • Former name for Danville:
      • Coleville
      • Danville has also been known as:
      • Coalville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Freeport [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Harper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harper. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harper.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harper. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harper.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harper. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Harper.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harper ...

Looking for more information about Harper? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harper, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harper.

Adding Harper to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harper in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harper was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Harper on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harper on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harper. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harper County: www.harpercounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Harper, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harper.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Harper). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harper or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harper) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarperOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2867, Longitude: -98.0260    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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