Harper Woods, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 13,907 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 6,453  (46.4%)
Females: 7,454  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 48225.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,020 (it was $46,769 in 2000)
Harper Woods:

$44,020
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,505 (it was $24,900 in 2000)

Harper Woods city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,274 (it was $106,800 in 2000)
Harper Woods:

$61,274
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $81,443; Detached houses: $83,956; Townhouses or other attached units: $42,236; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $95,753; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $34,868

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,008.

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  • Races in Harper Woods, MI (2013)

    Harper Woods races chart
    • 6,84849.3%White alone
    • 6,16644.4%Black alone
    • 3442.5%Hispanic
    • 2051.5%Asian alone
    • 1801.3%Two or more races
    • 760.5%American Indian alone
    • 270.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harper Woods: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (12.7%), German (10.2%), Irish (10.0%), Polish (6.8%), United States (4.4%), English (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 2.58 square miles.

Population density: 5,387 people per square mile   (average).

Harper Woods,MI real estate house value index trend

Harper Woods, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Harper Woods:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harper Woods city:

  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

599 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.8% Asia, 0.6% Africa, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

4.3%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Harper Woods, Michigan as of December 08, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Harper Woods to the number of sex offenders is 538 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,724 (3.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,283 (4.4%)

Harper Woods satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Clair Shores, MI (3.7 miles , pop. 63,096).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (9.7 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (247.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI (1.2 miles ), Eastpointe, MI (1.5 miles ), Grosse Pointe Shores, MI (1.5 miles ), Grosse Pointe Farms, MI (1.6 miles ), Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI (1.7 miles ), Grosse Pointe, MI (1.8 miles ), St. Clair Shores, MI (1.9 miles ), Grosse Pointe Park, MI (2.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $112,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 82.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,709 (-12.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 667 (11.5%)

Harper Woods household income distribution Harper Woods home values distribution

Crime rates in Harper Woods by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0011110020120
per 100,000 0.00.07.17.27.47.50.00.016.70.07.114.40.0
Rapes 58554978424712
per 100,000 34.756.435.736.229.467.855.164.533.314.128.450.386.3
Robberies 15385060596274564240535851
per 100,000 104.1268.1357.2434.0434.2466.7582.3451.2349.7281.2375.8416.6367.0
Assaults 115263250100667278627310291
per 100,000 6.9105.8185.8231.4368.0752.8519.4580.1649.4435.9517.7732.7654.8
Burglaries 578297130119137134144135101150124142
per 100,000 395.4578.5693.0940.3875.81,031.31,054.51,160.31,123.9710.01,063.7890.71,021.8
Thefts 3911,055923919892894923723794765716680602
per 100,000 2,712.67,442.76,594.36,646.96,565.16,729.97,263.15,825.56,610.15,377.95,077.34,884.44,331.9
Auto thefts 164435281347475323282344171202209175151
per 100,000 1,137.83,068.82,007.62,509.83,496.02,431.52,219.12,771.71,423.61,420.01,482.11,257.01,086.6
Arson 0725534333622
per 100,000 0.049.414.336.236.822.631.524.225.021.142.514.414.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 305.7776.4701.6799.7899.0952.1918.9891.8799.0596.5690.2742.7682.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Harper Woods detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 29 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Michigan average:

1.72

Harper Woods tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -577 (-3.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Harper Woods, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Harper Woods-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Harper Woods city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1964, a category F4 tornado 16.8 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 224 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harper Woods-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 107.6 miles away from Harper Woods center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 297.7 miles away from Harper Woods center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 379.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harper Woods topographic map

Birthplace of: James Douglas - College basketball player (Missouri Tigers), Michael Bramos - College basketball player (Miami (OHIO) RedHawks).

Hospitals and medical centers in Harper Woods:

  • FAMILY FIRST HOME CARE, L L C (19959 VERNIER RD, SUITE 1A)
  • FUSION HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY (20390 HARPER AVENUE)
  • HENRY FORD CONT CARE CTR-BELMO (19840 HARPER AVE)

Amtrak stations near Harper Woods:

  • 9 miles: WINDSOR (298 WALKER RD.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 9 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harper Woods:

  • Macomb Community College (about 6 miles; Warren, MI; Full-time enrollment: 15,669)
  • Baker College of Clinton Township (about 9 miles; Clinton Township, MI; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • Wayne State University (about 10 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 20,204)
  • Wayne County Community College District (about 11 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 10,554)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 11 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 3,406)
  • Lawrence Technological University (about 17 miles; Southfield, MI; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 18 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 6,712)

Public high schools in Harper Woods:

  • CHANDLER PARK ACADEMY - HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 20254 KELLY ROAD, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • HARPER WOODS HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 20225 BEACONSFIELD ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • HARPER ACADEMY (Location: 20225 BEACONSFIELD, Grades: 7-12)
  • DIPLOMA SUCCESS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: 19344 KELLY, Grades: 9-12)
  • HARPER WOODS VIRTUAL ACADEMY (Location: 19344 KELLY RD, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Harper Woods:

  • CHANDLER PARK ACADEMY - MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 946, Location: 20100 KELLY RD, Grades: 6-8, Charter school)
  • CHARLES A. POUPARD ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 357, Location: 20655 LENNON ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • BEACON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355, Location: 19475 BEACONSFIELD ST, Grades: PK-3)
  • TYRONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 294, Location: 19525 TYRONE ST, Grades: 4-6)
  • CHANDLER PARK ACADEMY - ELEMENTARY (Location: 20200 KELLY RD, Grades: PK-5, Charter school)
  • STARR DETROIT ACADEMY (Location: 19360 HARPER AVE, Grades: KG-7, Charter school)
  • HARPER WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 20225 BEACONSFIELD ST, Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Harper Woods

Library in Harper Woods:

  • HARPER WOODS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $485,087; Location: 19601 HARPER AVENUE; 45,425 books; 1,330 audio materials; 3,260 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 63 print serial subscriptions; 48 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Harper Woods: Harper Woods City Hall (A), Harper Woods Fire Department (B), Harper Woods Police Station (C), Harper Woods Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Eastland Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Harper Woods: Cross of Glory Evangelical Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Beacon East Cinemas (Amusement & Theme Parks; 19305 Vernier Road).

Hotel: Embassy Manor (19274 Rockcastle Street).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 91.5. This is worse than average.

City:

91.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.393. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.393
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00602. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00602
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Harper Woods in 2010:

  • 146 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Harper Woods in 2000:

  • 126 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Harper Woods, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Harper Woods (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Kelly-Woodcrest Branch at 19616 Kelly Road, branch established on 1952/09/16; Vernier-Harper Branch at 20675 Vernier Road, branch established on 1965/06/11. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Harper Woods at 19601 Vernier, branch established on 1934/05/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Guaranty Bank: Harper Woods Branch at 19230 Harper, branch established on 2004/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Michigan average:

11.0

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

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Religion statistics for Harper Woods city (based on Wayne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic297,283151
Evangelical Protestant183,985527
Black Protestant124,432282
Mainline Protestant85,387231
Other79,840116
Orthodox17,58023
None1,032,077-
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: 556
Wayne County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 294
Wayne County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 523
Wayne County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,019
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

33.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Harper Woods:

52.2%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Harper Woods:

49.6%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Harper Woods:

28.9
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.6%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Harper Woods:

35.3%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Harper Woods:

78.6%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harper Woods, MI 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 4$18,574$55,7221$1,528
Other Government Administration 4$17,479$52,4370$0
Judicial and Legal 7$25,072$42,9811$1,346
Police Protection - Officers 31$224,413$86,8700$0
Police - Other 3$14,172$56,68812$15,905
Firefighters 11$86,133$93,9630$0
Correction 1$4,597$55,1648$10,433
Streets and Highways 4$16,854$50,5621$895
Welfare 0$0 11$15,651
Parks and Recreation 2$9,295$55,77010$5,609
Water Supply 4$17,136$51,4080$0
Transit 0$0 13$17,783
Local Libraries 3$11,255$45,02011$10,683
Other and Unallocable 2$9,176$55,0566$9,773
Totals for Government 76$454,156$71,70974$89,606

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oakland County, MI  1.03% ($35,466 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.57% ($27,796)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($34,618)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oakland County, MI  1.54% ($39,617 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($29,720)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($40,152)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harper Woods:

  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WEXL (1340 AM; 1 kW; ROYAL OAK, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WQBH (1400 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: QUEEN'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harper Woods:

  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDMK (102.7 FM; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harper Woods:

  • W48AV (Channel 48; DETROIT, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Harper Woods fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 97m318ftTotal length
  • 1,623,716Total average daily traffic
  • 96,744Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 161950-1959
  • 41960-1969
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Harper Woods, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Harper Woods)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 19600 E 8 Mile Rd (Lat: 42.450861 Lon: -82.926583), Call Sign: KQH534, Licensee ID: L00066439
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.760 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/2004, Expiration Date: 02/08/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2014Registrant: City Of Harper Woods
  • Lat: 42.449722 Lon: -82.933056, Call Sign: WPVA672
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.250 MHz, 457.250 MHz, 461.200 MHz, 461.950 MHz, 466.950 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.925 MHz, 462.225 MHz, 467.225 MHz, 466.925 MHz, 466.900 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2002, Expiration Date: 06/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2012, Certifier: Robyn JessenRegistrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-7486, Phone: (952) 469-5400, Fax: (952) 469-0170
  • Lat: 42.447806 Lon: -83.212417, Call Sign: WPWL388
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.637 MHzGrant Date: 12/12/2002, Expiration Date: 12/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2013, Certifier: Linda MagyarRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514
  • Lat: 42.444139 Lon: -82.932333, Call Sign: WQEU690
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHz, 72.2600 MHzGrant Date: 01/30/2016, Expiration Date: 04/19/2026, Certifier: Joan DeatonRegistrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (570) 505-3894, Fax: (570) 651-9032, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Se Cor Of I94 At Roscommon & Pedestrian Bridge (Lat: 42.428639 Lon: -82.925167), Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WPNE812
    Assigned Frequencies: 23275.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/09/2012, Expiration Date: 06/30/2022Registrant: Phone: (810) 649-1310
  • DET 0103, 19420 Harper Avenue (Lat: 42.428056 Lon: -82.923889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQED938
    Assigned Frequencies: 19360.0 MHz, 19320.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2006, Expiration Date: 07/03/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2006, Certifier: Eric M BottoRegistrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 11th Floor, 1300 N. 17th Street, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0400, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • DET0103, 19420 Harper Avenue (Lat: 42.428056 Lon: -82.923889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQEF589, Licensee ID: L01728370
    Assigned Frequencies: 19360.0 MHz, 19320.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/13/2006, Expiration Date: 01/13/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/05/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • DET1183, 19410 Harper Ave (Lat: 42.428306 Lon: -82.925000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: WQRK546
    Assigned Frequencies: 19585.0 MHz, 19585.0 MHz, 19585.0 MHz, 19585.0 MHz, 19585.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/05/2013, Expiration Date: 06/05/2023, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2014, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-5178, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Harper Woods)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED70$69,30214$52,70373$102,6868$28,8718$39,7230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$53,9881$27,95017$86,2982$2,0003$30,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$75,32710$47,19369$93,82326$22,22817$57,1551$26,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$61,4552$55,50027$107,3726$57,9977$46,4090$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$79,8500$08$99,1093$72,2770$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5513.00 , 5514.00, 5515.00, 5516.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$91,3331$74,8600$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$65,0000$02$47,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$39,0000$01$39,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5513.00 , 5514.00, 5515.00, 5516.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 68
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Harper Woods

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harper Woods, MI
Most common first names in Harper Woods, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20081.4 years
John17275.8 years
Joseph12476.1 years
Helen11480.3 years
William10875.5 years
Margaret9779.4 years
George9074.9 years
Edward8374.9 years
Robert8072.8 years
Charles7777.0 years
Most common last names in Harper Woods, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3978.2 years
Miller3278.3 years
Brown1680.1 years
Young1481.9 years
Wilson1478.9 years
Schultz1477.1 years
Johnson1474.2 years
Jones1180.1 years
Taylor1166.3 years
Moore1066.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (11%)
Businesses in Harper Woods, MI
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Lowe's1
CVS1Macy's1
Charlotte Russe1McDonald's1
FedEx2Motherhood Maternity1
Finish Line1Nike11
Foot Locker1Payless1
GNC1Pier 1 Imports1
GameStop1Sears2
H&R Block2Starbucks1
Home Depot1Subway2
Jimmy Jazz1T-Mobile1
Jones New York2Taco Bell1
KFC1Target1
Kroger1Tim Hortons1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
LensCrafters1Wendy's1

Harper Woods compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Harper Woods on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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