La Harpe, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 561 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.5%
 
Males: 254  (45.4%)
Females: 307  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66751.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,194 (it was $24,219 in 2000)
La Harpe:

$27,194
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,012 (it was $12,196 in 2000)

La Harpe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,991 (it was $28,900 in 2000)
La Harpe:

$38,991
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $51,631; Detached houses: $55,898; Mobile homes: $31,449

Median gross rent in 2013: $620.

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  • Races in La Harpe, KS (2010)

    La Harpe races chart
    • 54093.4%White alone
    • 91.6%Two or more races
    • 91.6%Hispanic
    • 81.4%Black alone
    • 50.9%American Indian alone
    • 50.9%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in La Harpe: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.6%), United States (15.2%), German (12.4%), Swedish (5.9%), English (4.5%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1897

Elevation: 1040 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 651 people per square mile   (low).

La Harpe,KS real estate house value index trend

La Harpe, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in La Harpe:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Harpe city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in La Harpe, Kansas as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in La Harpe to the number of sex offenders is 288 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,012 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $645 (1.8%)

La Harpe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (72.0 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (89.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (363.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Gas, KS (1.6 miles ), Iola, KS (2.3 miles ), Bassett, KS (2.4 miles) , Moran, KS (2.7 miles ), Mildred, KS (3.2 miles) , Humboldt, KS (3.2 miles ), Colony, KS (3.4 miles ), Elsmore, KS (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 95.30 W

Area code: 620

La Harpe household income distribution La Harpe home values distribution

Crime rates in La Harpe (2008):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (468.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (156.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 102.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 297.2)

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

1.74
Kansas average:

2.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +64 (+10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in La Harpe, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

La Harpe-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the La Harpe city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/28/2007, a category F4 tornado 18.4 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

La Harpe-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 254.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 256.1 miles away from La Harpe center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 317.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 320.3 miles away from La Harpe center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allen County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Ad Brennan - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near La Harpe:

  • STERLING HEIGHTS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ALLEN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • COUNTRYSIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • WINDSOR PLACE AT IOLA LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ARKHAVEN AT IOLA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • IOLA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ALLEN COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; IOLA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Harpe:

  • Allen County Community College (about 6 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 49 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Emporia State University (about 59 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Baker University (about 60 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 72 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • University of Kansas (about 73 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 74 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)

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Notable locations in La Harpe: La Harpe Police Department (A), La Harpe Rural Fire Department (B), La Harpe Fire Department (C), La Harpe City Hall (D), La Harpe Senior Citizens Center (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in La Harpe: La Harpe Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Allen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 31.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in La Harpe and their reported violations in the past:

LA HARPE, CITY OF (Population served: 576, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2008), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2008)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.9%
(34.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

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

La Harpe compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Kansas average:

11.3

La Harpe travel time to work - commute La Harpe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Harpe city (based on Allen County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,25415
Evangelical Protestant2,92626
Catholic1,4402
Other6043
Black Protestant1831
None4,964-
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: 2
Allen County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Allen County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Allen County:

31.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$2,379 1$437
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$1,867
Firefighters 0$0 2$479
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,956
Totals for Government 0$24,845 7$4,739

La Harpe government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $273,000 ($486.63)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($135.47)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($87.34)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($67.74)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($62.39)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($51.69)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($12.48)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($5.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($51.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $281,000 ($500.89)

La Harpe government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $104,000 ($185.38)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($30.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($44.56)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($10.70)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $280,000 ($499.11)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($158.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($39.22)
    General Support: $7,000 ($12.48)
  • Tax - Property: $44,000 ($78.43)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($17.83)

La Harpe government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $832,000 ($1483.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $110,000 ($196.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $679,000 ($1210.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $43,000 ($76.65)

La Harpe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $218,000 ($388.59)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($10.70)

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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 Neosho County, KS  0.96% ($22,271 average AGI)
from Anderson County, KS  0.54% ($22,704)
from Woodson County, KS  0.26% ($23,538)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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 Neosho County, KS  0.77% ($23,026 average AGI)
to Woodson County, KS  0.40% ($24,000)
to Anderson County, KS  0.36% ($21,111)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Harpe:

  • KALN (1370 AM; 1 kW; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKOY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Harpe:

  • KIKS-FM (101.5 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K217CI (91.3 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KINZ (95.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, KS; Owner: SUTCLIFFE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

La Harpe fatal accident list:

Jan 12, 2010 11:40 PM, Nebraska, Lat: 37.90791, Lon: -95.27481, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 15, 1988 00:40 AM, 54, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LA HARPE, 1.25 Mi N Of (Lat: 37.939472 Lon: -95.296917), Overall height: 126.8 m, Call Sign: WMJ967
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/30/2008, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Alltel Communications, LLC, One Allied Drive, B1f02-D, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: (501) 905-8555, Fax: (501) 905-6193, Email:
  • LA HARPE, 1.25 Mi N (Lat: 37.939472 Lon: -95.296917), Overall height: 126.8 m, Call Sign: WLR316
    Assigned Frequencies: 2174.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2009, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N4MYE
    Grant Date: 09/24/1996, Expiration Date: 09/24/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2008
    Registrant: Tim W Bradshaw, Nebraska Rd, La Harpe, KS 66751
  • Call Sign: W6EOY, Licensee ID: L00539769
    Grant Date: 06/09/2003, Expiration Date: 08/31/2013
    Registrant: Eugene V Burrows, 211 Main St, La Harpe, KS 66751
  • Call Sign: KD0QIL, Licensee ID: L01679152
    Grant Date: 12/21/2011, Expiration Date: 12/21/2021, Certifier: Peggy J Stewart
    Registrant: Peggy J Stewart, 1013 2400 St, La Harpe, KS 66751
  • Call Sign: KD0QIM, Licensee ID: L01679153
    Grant Date: 12/21/2011, Expiration Date: 12/21/2021, Certifier: Kirby E Stokes
    Registrant: Kirby E Stokes, 1013 2400, La Harpe, KS 66751

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: FUNK B85C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1619N , Serial Number: 401, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/15/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene V Burrows, 211 S Main St, La Harpe, KS 66751
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7876W , Serial Number: 28-1900, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Mike D Diebolt, 2663 Nebraska Rd, La Harpe, KS 66751, Other Owners: Mike D Diebolt

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in La Harpe, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1086.7 years
George976.7 years
Charles774.6 years
Minnie682.8 years
Frank678.3 years
John571.2 years
Robert575.6 years
Clarence477.3 years
Vernon470.5 years
James482.2 years
Most common last names in La Harpe, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morrison582.4 years
Johnson476.7 years
Page471.5 years
Mcendree379.3 years
Hutton373.3 years
Ansell383.7 years
Cooper368.4 years
Hagerman369.6 years
Jackson374.7 years
Mauk378.7 years

La Harpe on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
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