Harper, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 109.
Males: 47  (43.5%)
Females: 62  (56.5%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Oregon median age:  39.2 years

Zip code: 97906

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,498
Harper:

$37,498
OR:

$57,532

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,340

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $143,318
Harper:

$143,318
OR:

$287,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $410,994; Detached houses: $452,443; Mobile homes: $52,756

Median gross rent in 2016: $593.

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    • 8981.7%White alone
    • 1816.5%Hispanic
    • 21.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harper: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.0%), German (16.7%), Greek (7.1%), Norwegian (7.1%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2514 feet

For population 25 years and over in Harper:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%

For population 15 years and over in Harper CDP:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Oregon:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,985 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $501 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (55.9 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (268.4 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (677.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West Vale, OR (3.7 miles ), Vale, OR (4.5 miles ), Brogan, OR (4.7 miles ), Juntura, OR (5.0 miles) , Owyhee, OR (5.1 miles ), Adrian, OR (5.3 miles) , Malheur Junction, OR (5.4 miles ), Nyssa, OR (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 43.86 N, Longitude: 117.61 W

Area code: 541

Harper household income distribution Harper home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (54%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)

Earthquake activity:

Harper-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 367% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 232.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from Harper center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 348.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 323.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 493.5 miles away from Harper center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 371.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Malheur County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

airports located in Harper:

Amtrak station near Harper:

  • 20 miles: VALE (FLETCHER CHEVRON STA., HWY 20) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harper:

  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 34 miles; Ontario, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,055)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 57 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 58 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Boise State University (about 73 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 104 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 157 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 179 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

Public high school in Harper:

  • HARPER CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 2987 HARPER/WESTFALL RD, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

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Notable location: Harper Junction (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Corbett Creek (A), Willow Spring Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Malheur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.6%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.1%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Oregon average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Harper CDP (based on Malheur County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,0607
Other5,61118
Evangelical Protestant3,20828
Mainline Protestant1,30413
None13,130-
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: 5
Malheur County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Malheur County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Malheur County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

9.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Malheur County:

29.7%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.6%
State:

14.2%

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Oregon average:

7.22%

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 Payette County, ID  1.09% ($20,632 average AGI)
from Ada County, ID  0.69% ($30,300)
from Canyon County, ID  0.67% ($20,310)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Oregon average:

6.82%

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 Payette County, ID  1.44% ($31,039 average AGI)
to Canyon County, ID  1.02% ($28,889)
to Ada County, ID  0.61% ($21,907)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harper:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKIC (950 AM; 4 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: WESTERN PACIFIC, INC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTIK (1350 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harper:

  • KJHY (101.9 FM; EMMETT, ID; Owner: CAPITAL WEST INC)
  • KWEI-FM (99.5 FM; FRUITLAND, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 495Total average daily traffic
  • 80Total average daily truck traffic
  • 709Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.863167 Lon: -117.610167, Call Sign: WQKV821
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.607 MHz, 159.892 MHzGrant Date: 09/30/2009, Expiration Date: 09/30/2019, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2015, Certifier: David WoolfolkRegistrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: STIRLING FRED KITFOX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21TS , Serial Number: 178, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Michael D Shenk, 2906 Brooks Ln, Harper, OR 97906
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT CORP F-22 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2202T , Serial Number: 2202, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Shawn P Coleman, 3595 Highway 20, Harper, OR 97906
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3984V , Serial Number: 15076671, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Steve Russell, Po Box 780, Harper, OR 97906
  • Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON 206B (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ALLISON 250-C20B (420 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 808Q , Serial Number: 3029, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Carroll W Palmer, 2894 Copeland Rd, Harper, OR 97906
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9105K , Serial Number: 108-2105, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1977
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gerald N Butler, 2731 Copeland Rd, Harper, OR 97906, Other Owners: Evelyn K Butler

Harper compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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