Harlan, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 5,013 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 2,323  (46.4%)
Females: 2,690  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51537.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,368 (it was $35,899 in 2000)
Harlan:

$43,368
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,806 (it was $17,514 in 2000)

Harlan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,744 (it was $75,100 in 2000)
Harlan:

$99,744
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $668.

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  • Races in Harlan, IA (2010)

    Harlan races chart
    • 4,89195.8%White alone
    • 961.9%Hispanic
    • 430.8%Two or more races
    • 320.6%Asian alone
    • 230.5%Black alone
    • 150.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone

Races in Harlan detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harlan: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.1%), Danish (10.5%), Irish (9.2%), English (7.7%), United States (5.2%), Dutch (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1879

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 4.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,148 people per square mile   (low).

Harlan,IA real estate house value index trend

Harlan, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Harlan:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harlan city:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

23 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Harlan, Iowa as of August 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Harlan to the number of sex offenders is 848 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,505 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,796 (1.8%)

Harlan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (39.4 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (45.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Corley, IA (2.3 miles) , Westphalia, IA (2.4 miles) , Kirkman, IA (2.4 miles) , Tennant, IA (2.7 miles) , Panama, IA (3.1 miles ), Earling, IA (3.1 miles ), Portsmouth, IA (3.2 miles ), Irwin, IA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $544,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $98,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $349,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.65 N, Longitude: 95.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +918 (+17.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,674 (64.2%)

Area code: 712

Harlan household income distribution Harlan home values distribution

Crime rates in Harlan (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 9 assaults (173.6 per 100,000)
  • 7 burglaries (135.1 per 100,000)
  • 32 thefts (617.4 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (57.9 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 74.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Harlan: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Harlan, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Harlan-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Harlan city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harlan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 272.3 miles away from Harlan center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 280.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from Harlan center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harlan topographic map

Birthplace of: Tiny Lund - Racing driver, Lynn Reynolds - Film director, Raymond Eugene Plummer - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Harlan:

  • MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1213 GARFIELD AVENUE)
  • ELM CREST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (2104 12TH STREET)
  • HARLAN DIALYSIS (1213 GARFIELD AVENUE)
  • MYRTUE MED CTR HOME HEALTH (2712 12TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Harlan:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harlan:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 37 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 41 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 43 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 44 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 46 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Bellevue University (about 47 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Buena Vista University (about 69 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public high school in Harlan:

Private high school in Harlan:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 22, Location: 1610 CHATBURN AVE, Grades: PK-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Harlan:

  • HARLAN COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 371, Location: 2108 DURANT STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • HARLAN COMM. PRIMARY (Location: 2105 DURANT ST, Grades: PK-2)
  • HARLAN COMM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 1401 19TH ST, Grades: 3-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Harlan:

See full list of schools located in Harlan

Library in Harlan:

  • HARLAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $329,633; Location: 718 COURT; 41,697 books; 3,010 audio materials; 3,456 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 99 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Harlan: Harlan Elevator (A), Harlan Golf and Country Club (B), Shelby County Speedway (C), Shelby County Fairgrounds (D), Medivac Ambulance Rescue Corporation (E), Vet's Memorial Auditorium (F), McIntosh Log Cabin (G), Leland Log Cabin (H), Shelby County Courthouse (I), Shelby County Sheriffs Department (J), Harlan Community Library (K), Shelby County Historical Museum (L), Harlan City Hall (M), Harlan Police Department (N), Harlan Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harlan include: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), First Baptist Church (B), Abundant Life Fellowship (C), Grace Baptist Church (D), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), Christs Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Harlan Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Little George Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Harlan include: Leinen Park (1), Beebe Park (2), JayCee Park (3), Pioneer Park (4), Merrill Field (5), JJ Jensen Baseball and Softball Fields (6), Stamp Aquatic Center (7), Little George Park (8), North Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cyclone Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 912 Chatburn Avenue), Shelby County Museum (1805 Morse Avenue).

Hotels: Harlan 59'Er Motel (1148 Highway 59), Forrest Lodge (2004 23rd Street), Hiway Motel (1213 Chatburn Avenue).

Court: Shelby County - Clerk Of Court (Court House).

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Harlan in 2010:

  • 79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Harlan in 2000:

  • 88 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Harlan, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Harlan (2011 data):

  • The Shelby County State Bank: Elm Crest Retirement Center, Harlan Branch, at 508 Court Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.6 mil, Deposits: $201.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Midstates Bank, National Association: Main Office Branch at 812 Durant Street, branch established on 2001/03/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $335.1 mil, Deposits: $230.4 mil, headquarters in Council Bluffs, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Midstates Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Harlan at 712 Durant Street, branch established on 1934/08/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • United Bank of Iowa: Harlan Branch at 1802 23rd Street, branch established on 2004/10/01. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.
  • Farmers Trust & Savings Bank: Harlan Branch at 1901 Chatburn Avenue, branch established on 2005/04/01. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $85.6 mil, Deposits: $70.6 mil, headquarters in Earling, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: J. Carl H. Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Iowa average:

10.3

Harlan travel time to work - commute Harlan mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Harlan city (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4646
Evangelical Protestant3,34417
Mainline Protestant2,03311
Other1901
None3,136-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Shelby County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Shelby County:

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Harlan:

52.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.0%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Harlan:

27.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Harlan:

18.0%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Harlan:

8.7%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Harlan:

7.0
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

57.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harlan, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,022$36,2640$0
Other Government Administration 10$52,864$63,4372$1,351
Police Protection - Officers 8$33,848$50,7720$0
Police - Other 1$2,920$35,0401$213
Fire - Other 1$4,694$56,3280$0
Streets and Highways 6$23,628$47,2560$0
Airports 0$0 1$753
Sewerage 4$16,182$48,5460$0
Parks and Recreation 4$15,175$45,5252$779
Water Supply 5$20,245$48,5880$0
Electric Power 7$29,189$50,0380$0
Gas Supply 5$19,709$47,3020$0
Local Libraries 5$11,984$28,7621$1,306
Other and Unallocable 8$31,742$47,6131$399
Totals for Government 65$265,202$48,9608$4,801

Harlan government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $420,000 ($83.78)
    Sewerage: $381,000 ($76.00)
    Regular Highways: $164,000 ($32.71)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($1.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,718,000 ($741.67)
    Gas Utilities: $2,663,000 ($531.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,426,000 ($284.46)
    Water Utilities: $944,000 ($188.31)
    Police Protection: $562,000 ($112.11)
    General - Other: $539,000 ($107.52)
    Sewerage: $529,000 ($105.53)
    Regular Highways: $475,000 ($94.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $439,000 ($87.57)
    Libraries: $269,000 ($53.66)
    Financial Administration: $188,000 ($37.50)
    Air Transportation: $149,000 ($29.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $136,000 ($27.13)
    Central Staff Services: $107,000 ($21.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $50,000 ($9.97)
    Health - Other: $29,000 ($5.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.80)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $261,000 ($52.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $200,000 ($39.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($13.17)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($9.97)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($5.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,809,000 ($360.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $234,000 ($46.68)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($20.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $89,000 ($17.75)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($16.76)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($9.97)
    General - Other: $47,000 ($9.38)
    Police Protection: $42,000 ($8.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($7.38)
    Gas Utilities: $15,000 ($2.99)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.99)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($1.60)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,835,000 ($565.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($14.56)

Harlan government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,713,000 ($341.71)
    Sewerage: $698,000 ($139.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($25.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000 ($24.54)
    Air Transportation: $118,000 ($23.54)
    All Other: $54,000 ($10.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $627,000 ($125.07)
    General Local Government Support: $244,000 ($48.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $58,000 ($11.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $196,000 ($39.10)
    General Revenue, NEC: $109,000 ($21.74)
    Rents: $71,000 ($14.16)
    Sale of Property: $27,000 ($5.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($5.19)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,161,000 ($1229.00)
    Gas Utilities: $2,997,000 ($597.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,326,000 ($264.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $442,000 ($88.17)
    All Other: $10,000 ($1.99)
  • Tax - Property: $2,569,000 ($512.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $250,000 ($49.87)
    Other License: $65,000 ($12.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $44,000 ($8.78)

Harlan government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,290,000 ($2651.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,700,000 ($2333.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,590,000 ($317.18)

Harlan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,037,000 ($2002.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,614,000 ($321.96)

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.03% ($34,080 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.31% ($26,000)
from Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($34,333)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pottawattamie County, IA  1.12% ($29,582 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.65% ($26,719)
to Crawford County, IA  0.39% ($39,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harlan:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harlan:

  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSOM (96.5 FM; AUDUBON, IA; Owner: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Harlan:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
Harlan fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Harlan fatal accident list:

May 19, 2008 03:39 PM, Us-59, Cyclone Ave, Lat: 41.66018, Lon: -95.34076, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 10, 1997 03:56 PM, 3755, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 13, 1981 87:99 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 1, 1979 04:41 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 21, 1978 05:31 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 9, 1978 01:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 37m121ftTotal length
  • 12,985Total average daily traffic
  • 1,227Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,016Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harlan)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Harlan, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harlan)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Harlan)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harlan that have no violations reported:

  • HARLAN MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 5,106, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Harlan, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12476.7 years
Mary8483.7 years
William7676.5 years
Harold7475.6 years
Robert6674.1 years
Helen6480.8 years
George5677.1 years
Anna5087.0 years
Margaret4685.9 years
Frank4682.5 years
Most common last names in Harlan, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Petersen14482.9 years
Hansen12879.8 years
Christensen12880.7 years
Nelson9882.3 years
Jensen9679.5 years
Andersen9278.8 years
Jacobsen5283.8 years
Peterson4682.0 years
Sorensen4676.5 years
Larsen4282.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Harlan, IA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS1
New Balance1

Harlan compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Harlan on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 (51537) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries"
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  • Chad J. Plumb (3)
  • Todd K. Plumb (2)
  • Robert H. Knox (2)
  • Ron R. Ronfeldt (2)
  • Christine D. Petersen (2)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2016.