Harper, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,192. Population change since 2000: +18.5%
Males: 574  (48.2%)
Females: 618  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78631.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,590 (it was $31,776 in 2000)
Harper:

$33,590
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,191 (it was $15,318 in 2000)

Harper CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,252 (it was $66,800 in 2000)
Harper:

$113,252
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $150,502; Detached houses: $191,436; Mobile homes: $70,046

Median gross rent in 2012: $956.

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  • White alone - 1,035 (86.8%)
  • Hispanic - 136 (11.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harper: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.2%), Irish (12.2%), United States (7.9%), English (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.5%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2056 feet

Land area: 56.6 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

Harper,TX real estate house value index trend

Harper, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Harper:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harper CDP:

  • Never married: 9.7%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

23 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This place:  2.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Harper, Texas as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Harper to the number of sex offenders is 298 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,698 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,045 (1.2%)

Harper satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Antonio, TX (73.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Ingram, TX (3.9 miles ), Kerrville, TX (4.3 miles ), Fredericksburg, TX (4.7 miles ), Center Point, TX (5.4 miles ), Comfort, TX (5.5 miles ), Mason, TX (5.6 miles ), Junction, TX (5.8 miles ), Stonewall, TX (5.9 miles ).

Latitude: 30.30 N, Longitude: 99.24 W

Area code: 830

Harper household income distribution Harper home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

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

Average climate in Harper, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Harper-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the Harper place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused $750,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the place center caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harper-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 209.0 miles away from Harper center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 267.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Harper center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 120.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gillespie County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Harper:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harper:

  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 63 miles; San Antonio, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,503)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 66 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 74 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Trinity University (about 74 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (about 75 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 6,875)
  • San Antonio College (about 75 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
  • St Philip's College (about 78 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,970)

Public high school in Harper:

  • Harper High School (Students: 223; Location: 23122 W HWY 290; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 75)

Public elementary/middle schools in Harper:

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Notable locations in Harper: Section Windmill (A), Draw Windmill (B), New Windmill (C), South Windmill (D), Harper Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stevens Creek (A), Pecan Creek (B), Banta Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gillespie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

  • EL GALLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Harper, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Harper compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.

Banks with branches in Harper (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank & Trust: Harper Branch at Highway 290, branch established on 1915/10/15. Info updated 2010/04/09: Bank assets: $661.6 mil, Deposits: $523.9 mil, headquarters in Fredericksburg, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Security Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.46%
Here: 75.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents46.0%26.6%10.1%8.1%2.5%
Congregations9.7%25.8%16.1%6.5%3.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.1%1.1%0.7%1.9%
Congregations6.5%3.2%3.2%3.2%22.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Gillespie County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Gillespie County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Gillespie County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

17.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gillespie County:

24.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

15.7%

6.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Kerr County, TX  0.79% ($34,437 average AGI)
from Bexar County, TX  0.42% ($31,079)
from Harris County, TX  0.41% ($74,162)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Kerr County, TX  0.65% ($28,966 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.52% ($38,500)
to Travis County, TX  0.50% ($44,841)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harper:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KERV (1230 AM; 1 kW; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: BARBWIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNAF (910 AM; 1 kW; FREDERICKSBURG, TX; Owner: FRITZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harper:

  • KRNH (92.3 FM; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO RANCH, LTD.)
  • KTXI (90.1 FM; INGRAM, TX; Owner: TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRVL (94.3 FM; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: BARBWIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKER (88.7 FM; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCOR-FM (95.1 FM; COMFORT, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHKV (91.1 FM; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harper:

  • KRRT (Channel 35; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO (KRRT-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KWTC-LP (Channel 11; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KBEJ (Channel 2; FREDERICKSBURG, TX; Owner: CORRIDOR TELEVISION, L.L.P.)
  • KPXL (Channel 26; UVALDE, TX; Owner: PAXSON SAN ANTONIO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)
  • KHPF-CA (Channel 44; FREDERICKSBURG, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)

Harper fatal accident list:

Dec 13, 1991 06:02 PM, 290, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harper)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 30.300111 Lon: -99.242833, Call Sign: WQNB587
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 451.437 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 451.762 MHz, 456.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2010, Expiration Date: 12/06/2020, Certifier: Pari D Whitten
    Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc, 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (717) 218-5005, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HARPER, 13.3 Mi Ne (Lat: 30.341306 Lon: -99.223361), Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPJA759
    Assigned Frequencies: 6124.33 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 4350 East West Highway, Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • DUNK, 17973 E Ranch Road 2169 (Lat: 30.343111 Lon: -99.588417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.9 m, Overall height: 148.1 m, Call Sign: WQQQ341
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2013, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave, 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • HARPER, 5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 30.259083 Lon: -99.325861), Overall height: 51.2 m, Call Sign: KYC89
    Assigned Frequencies: 4190.00 MHz, 4190.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/1993, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 02/17/1998
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • STATION, Off Ranch Rd 479,7 Mi Nnw Of (Lat: 30.332972 Lon: -99.339472), Overall height: 112.2 m, Call Sign: WEE987
    Assigned Frequencies: 2189.60 MHz, 2183.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/1994, Expiration Date: 08/11/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 953-4301

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harper)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Harper)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 37
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Harper

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harper, TX
Most common first names in Harper, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1479.7 years
John1073.4 years
Anna1083.2 years
Mary979.9 years
Edwin876.5 years
Walter778.3 years
George775.6 years
William778.2 years
Dorothy780.1 years
Robert666.6 years
Most common last names in Harper, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parker2475.8 years
Walker1176.1 years
Hopf1083.3 years
Bierschwale1078.8 years
Harper881.1 years
Tatsch881.6 years
Brown679.0 years
Lange682.3 years
Cottle687.0 years
Schmidt672.8 years
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