Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 281 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 147  (52.6%)
Females: 134  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

52.4 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25425.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $76,621 (it was $52,344 in 2000)
Harpers Ferry:

$76,621
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $44,030 (it was $29,638 in 2000)

Harpers Ferry town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $301,497 (it was $166,100 in 2000)
Harpers Ferry:

$301,497
WV:

$119,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,707.

March 2019 cost of living index in Harpers Ferry: 145.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Harpers Ferry, WV (2010)
    • 26693.0%White alone
    • 124.2%Black alone
    • 31.0%Two or more races
    • 31.0%Hispanic
    • 20.7%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harpers Ferry is 7 to 1.


Crime rates in Harpers Ferry by year

Type

2005

2007

2009

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.8)
1
(73.0)
1
(74.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.8)
1
(73.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(72.5)
1
(70.8)
1
(73.0)
2
(148.1)
1
(74.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(217.5)
18
(1,274)
9
(657.4)
2
(148.1)
1
(74.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)13.891.373.838.58.2

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City-data.com crime index in Harpers Ferry, WV

Crime rate in Harpers Ferry detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: Irish (23.2%), German (21.1%), English (15.8%), Northern European (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), Russian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 484 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 505 people per square mile   (low).

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,721 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,763 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (18.6 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (48.4 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (146.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bolivar, WV (0.7 miles ),
Sandy Hook, MD (1.3 miles),
Dargan, MD (1.9 miles),
Garretts Mill, MD (1.9 miles ),
Yarrowsburg, MD (2.2 miles),
Shenandoah Junction, WV (2.4 miles ),
Brownsville, MD (2.4 miles),
Antietam, MD (2.5 miles)

Latitude: 39.33 N, Longitude: 77.74 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Harpers Ferry, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Harpers Ferry, WV in 2017
Harpers Ferry satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $188,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $248,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Harpers Ferry, WV residents
Average permit cost in Harpers Ferry, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in Harpers Ferry, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Public administration (11.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.3%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Harpers Ferry, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Engineers (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Electricians (6.0%)
  • Lawyers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)

Average climate in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia average temperatures Harpers Ferry, West Virginia average precipitation Harpers Ferry, West Virginia humidity Harpers Ferry, West Virginia wind speed Harpers Ferry, West Virginia snowfall Harpers Ferry, West Virginia sunshine Harpers Ferry, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.0. This is about average.

City:

67.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.08
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.28
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Harpers Ferry-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.1 miles away from the Harpers Ferry town center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/19/1996, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the town center caused $400,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harpers Ferry-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 84% 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 204.8 miles away from Harpers Ferry center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.5 miles away from Harpers Ferry center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 239.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from Harpers Ferry 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 343.1 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 Jefferson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harpers Ferry topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Harpers Ferry:

  • JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; RANSON, WV)
  • JEFFERSON MEM. HOSPITAL, D/P (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RANSON, WV)
  • WVUH-EAST HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CHARLES TOWN, WV)
  • WILLOW TREE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHARLES TOWN, WV)
  • CANTERBURY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV)
  • PURCELLVILLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; PURCELLVILLE, VA)
  • REEDERS MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BOONSBORO, MD)

Airports located in Harpers Ferry:

Amtrak station:

HARPERS FERRY (POTOMAC ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harpers Ferry:

  • American Public University System (about 7 miles; Charles Town, WV; Full-time enrollment: 43,829)
  • Shepherd University (about 9 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Frederick Community College (about 20 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 22 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Shenandoah University (about 25 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 33 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 35 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)

Public elementary/middle schools in Harpers Ferry:

  • HARPERS FERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 526, Location: 1710 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • BLUE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 466, Location: 18866 CHARLES TOWN ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • C. W. SHIPLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 652 SHIPLEY SCHOOL RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • BLUE RIDGE PRIMARY (Location: 175 LOWERY LANE, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Harpers Ferry

Library in Harpers Ferry:

  • BOLIVAR-HARPERS FERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $150,494; Location: 151 POLK STREET; 29,582 books; 1,326 audio materials; 142 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 19 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Harpers Ferry: Arsenal Square (A), Friendship Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harpers Ferry include: Saint Peters Roman Catholic Church (A), Curtis Freewill Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bolivar Cemetery (1), Harper Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Harpers Ferry include: John Brown Monument (1), Harpers Ferry Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: John Brown Wax Museum (168 High), Nationalpark Service (Recreation Areas; 31 Maple Tree Drive).

Hotels: Quality Inn Conference Center (4328 William L Wilson Freeway), Comfort Inn Harpers Ferry (US 340 & Union Street), Comfort Inn (Us Hwy 340 AT Union St).

Birthplace of: Emanuel Willis Wilson - Politician, John Michael Cummings - Short story writer.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harpers Ferry and their reported violations in the past:

HARPERS FERRY WATER WORKS (Population served: 1,801, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2011. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2011)
  • 56 regular monitoring violations
BLUE RIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Address: 175 LOWERY LANE , Population served: 248, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ALLENS WONDERLAND (Address: 3578 BAKERTON ROAD , Population served: 157, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROCK SPRING CHURCH (Address: 293 OLD FURNACE ROAD , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
POTOMAC FARMS WATER CO (Address: 432 CARTER AVENUE , Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 14 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
BAKERTON MARKET (Address: 834 CARTER AVENUE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2013)
RIVER RIDERS (Address: 408 ALSTADTS HILL ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2011)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
MOUNTAINEER MINI MART (Address: 769 BUNNY LANE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.8% of all households

Banks with branches in Harpers Ferry (2011 data):

  • Bank of Charles Town: Harpers Ferry Branch at 1318 Washington Street, branch established on 1975/07/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $286.4 mil, Deposits: $253.1 mil, headquarters in Charles Town, WV, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Potomac Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Harpers Ferry:

Marital status in Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Never married: 39.8%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Harpers Ferry:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Harpers Ferry
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harpers Ferry, WV (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,08337
Evangelical Protestant4,75627
Catholic4,6792
Other7295
Black Protestant3072
None35,944-
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: 8
Jefferson County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Jefferson County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.1%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Harpers Ferry:

52.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Harpers Ferry:

29.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.6%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Harpers Ferry:

20.8%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Harpers Ferry:

42.9%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Harpers Ferry:

50.1%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Harpers Ferry:

78.1%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harpers Ferry, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 4$14,814$44,4420$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$14,784$59,1363$2,986
Financial Administration 2$6,623$39,7380$0
Police - Other 1$3,612$43,3440$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$3,743
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 10$39,833$47,8004$6,729

Harpers Ferry government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $487,000 ($1733.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $276,000 ($982.21)
    Police Protection: $276,000 ($982.21)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($206.41)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($195.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($195.73)
    Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($195.73)
    General Public Buildings: $55,000 ($195.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($14.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $156,000 ($555.16)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($96.09)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($39.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $548,000 ($1950.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $62,000 ($220.64)

Harpers Ferry government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $252,000 ($896.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $150,000 ($533.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $199,000 ($708.19)
    General Revenue - Other: $152,000 ($540.93)
    Rents: $54,000 ($192.17)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($46.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $528,000 ($1879.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($234.88)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($7.12)
  • Tax - Property: $85,000 ($302.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $63,000 ($224.20)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $37,000 ($131.67)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($17.79)
    Other License: $3,000 ($10.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($7.12)

Harpers Ferry government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $857,000 ($3049.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $833,000 ($2964.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000 ($85.41)

Harpers Ferry government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $776,000 ($2761.57)

8.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

0.58% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,525 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.58%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Berkeley County, WV  1.61% ($47,229 average AGI)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.84% ($66,591)
from Frederick County, MD  0.63% ($60,985)


7.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berkeley County, WV  2.21% ($41,125 average AGI)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.44% ($83,106)
to Frederick County, MD  0.36% ($58,368)
Businesses in Harpers Ferry, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Penske1

Strongest AM radio stations in Harpers Ferry:

  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMRE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTOWN, WV; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAGE (1200 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO WAGE, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harpers Ferry:

  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXVA-FM (98.3 FM; CHARLES TOWN, WV; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • W243AF (96.5 FM; FLINT HILL, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WUSQ-FM (102.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWRE (105.5 FM; BERRYVILLE, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKMZ (95.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Harpers Ferry:

  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WWPX (Channel 60; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON-60 LICENSE, INC.)
  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents36
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:10
  • Fatalities26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents56
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count3383
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents4936
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1150
  • Fatalities3710
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents7477
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents275
See more detailed statistics of Harpers Ferry fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.4mTotal length
  • $650,000Total costs
  • 24,344Total average daily traffic
  • 2,644Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harpers Ferry)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Cor Washington & Union Streets (Lat: 39.325667 Lon: -77.740278), Call Sign: KGR205, Licensee ID: L00041806,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.890 MHz, Grant Date: 07/03/2000, Expiration Date: 07/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Friendship Fire Company Inc, Cor Washington & Union St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, Phone: (304) 535-2211
  • 101 Washington St (Lat: 39.325389 Lon: -77.754167), Call Sign: KEC688,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.860 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2002, Expiration Date: 12/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2011, Registrant: County Of Jefferson, 44 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430, Phone: (304) 728-3317, Fax: (304) 725-4434, Email:
  • 767 Shenandoah Street (Lat: 39.324167 Lon: -77.735000), Call Sign: WQEP317,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2016, Expiration Date: 03/16/2026, Certifier: Gregory Basso, Registrant: Cascade Group, Inc, 68 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, Phone: (516) 624-9362, Fax: (516) 624-9363, Email:
  • Lat: 39.316389 Lon: -77.768389, Call Sign: WQHH867,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.425 MHz, 461.875 MHz, 464.625 MHz, 464.012 MHz, 469.012 MHz, 464.062 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 469.112 MHz, 464.137 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 07/27/2017, Expiration Date: 07/31/2027, Certifier: Matthew Knott, Registrant: River Riders, 408 Alstadts Hill Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, Phone: (304) 535-2663, Fax: (304) 535-2610, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harpers Ferry)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2946Q , Serial Number: 28-7716129, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 08/02/1988
    Registrant (Individual): J Christopher Giese, 698 Elk Run Estates Dr, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51222 , Serial Number: 17274283, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 10/08/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 06/25/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kevin D Murphy, 31 Chestnutwood Way, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, Other Owners: Denzil R Tice
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 56007 , Serial Number: 28-7325553, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas Leblanc, 328 Peace Ridge Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 665DM , Serial Number: 2975, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 02/09/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Efficient Transportation Services LLC, 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6871A , Serial Number: 28971, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 06/30/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James G Gibson, 201 Needwood Farm Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, Other Owners: John T Gibson
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9906T , Serial Number: 38-78A0237, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 08/08/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Henry J Rausch, 715 Wild Turkey Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3679L , Serial Number: 17253848, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 10/11/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Ross D Dykman, 414 Cub Run Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/15/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$133,6601$109,5603$241,903
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$273,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$318,010
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9726.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$127,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9726.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Harpers Ferry, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Harpers Ferry, WV - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 93. The highest number of fires - 146 took place in 2007, and the least - 7 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Harpers Ferry, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.2%), and Outside Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Harpers Ferry, WV
    • 79750.2%Structure Fires
    • 54034.0%Outside Fires
    • 18011.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 724.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harpers Ferry, WV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn, 25 Union St, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425 , Phone: (304) 535-6391, Fax: (304) 535-6395
  • Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry, 4328 William L Wilson Fwy, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425 , Phone: (304) 535-6302, Fax: (304) 535-6313
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harpers Ferry, WV
  • 43.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 15.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harpers Ferry, WV
  • 95.7%Electricity
  • 4.3%Utility gas


Harpers Ferry compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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