Harper, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,192.
Population change since 2000: +18.5%
Males: 666  (55.9%)
Females: 526  (44.1%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 78631.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $64,703 (it was $31,776 in 2000)
Harper:

$64,703
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $33,673 (it was $15,318 in 2000)

Harper CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $447,583 (it was $66,800 in 2000)
Harper:

$447,583
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $465,702; detached houses: $485,935; mobile homes: $399,895

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,085.

March 2022 cost of living index in Harper: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 17.8%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Harper, TX (2022)
    • 94175.5%White alone
    • 17213.8%Hispanic
    • 13010.4%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Harper, Texas as of May 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harper is 100 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (32.0%), Irish (21.4%), German (11.3%), Scotch-Irish (7.0%), English (5.3%), British (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2056 feet

Land area: 56.6 square miles.

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

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19 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Texas:

17.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Harper CDP:

0.7% ($490)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

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

Distribution of median household income in Harper, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Harper, TX in 2022
Harper satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Harper, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.7%)
  • Health care (19.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Private households (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Harper, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Construction laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)

Average climate in Harper, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Harper, Texas environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 15% 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 the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from Harper 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 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 300.8 miles away from Harper 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 (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harper topographic map

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 H S (Students: 254, Location: 23122 W HWY 290, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Harper:

  • HARPER MIDDLE (Students: 223, Location: 23122 W HWY 290, Grades: 6-8)
  • HARPER EL (Students: 150, Location: 250 N SCHOOL ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Harper

Points of interest:

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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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Harper:

Marital status in Harper, TX
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Harper:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.3
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harper, TX (based on Gillespie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,4484
Mainline Protestant4,21011
Evangelical Protestant3,92924
Other2603
Orthodox251
None9,965-
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: 4
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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.
Texas:

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

17.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gillespie County:

10.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gillespie County:

24.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gillespie County:

17.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.6%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Harper:

39.4%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Harper:

25.3%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Harper:

35.0%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

49.6%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Harper:

73.3%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harper, TX Residents

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:

May 9, 2021 10:04 PM, Fm 783, Lat: 30.218281, Lon: -99.232525, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 20, 2017 00:10 AM, Rm 783, Lat: 30.285922, Lon: -99.242778, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 1991 06:02 PM, 290, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 76.2mTotal length
  • $279,000Total costs
  • 87,008Total average daily traffic
  • 17,838Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Harper, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 101970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 32010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Harper, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 02/06/2021, Certifier: Pari D Whitten, Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc, 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (717) 218-5005, Email:

  • Lat: 30.469417 Lon: -99.326333, Call Sign: WQXN520,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.300 MHz, 451.300 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2016, Expiration Date: 04/22/2026, Certifier: Laura C Budzichowski, Registrant: Gold Bond Building Products, LLC, 2001 Rexford Road, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 365-7300, Fax: (301) 230-2891, Email:

  • Lat: 30.300111 Lon: -99.242833, Call Sign: WRYK277,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 451.437 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 451.762 MHz, 456.762 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2023, Expiration Date: 08/21/2033, Certifier: Bonnie Stewart, Registrant: National License, 17215-2 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33487, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 65 took place in 2005, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Harper, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (73.4%), and Structure Fires (18.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Harper, TX
    • 29273.4%Outside Fires
    • 7518.8%Structure Fires
    • 205.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 112.8%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harper, TX
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 21.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.6%Wood
  • 2.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harper, TX
  • 70.7%Electricity
  • 17.1%Other fuel
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Wood


Harper compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
There are 12 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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  • Aaron Dean Saul, Jr. (1)
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