La Harpe, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Harpe, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of La Harpe had a population of 1,291 as of July 1, 2016. La Harpe ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Harpe is located at latitude 40.5848 and longitude -90.9695 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Harpe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 699 feet.

The City of La Harpe (GNIS ID: 2395566) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of La Harpe is located within Township of La Harpe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Harpe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Harpe: Fort La Harpe, Franklin, Hancock Prairie, Laharpe.

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La Harpe, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,291
Population in Households 1,266
Population in Familes 1,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 947
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 561
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 446 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $74,272
Average Home Value $92,713


Median Household Income $40,847
Average Household Income $56,617
Per Capita Income $24,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.25%
Households 1.01% 0.42%
Families 1.68% 0.31%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Harpe, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Harpe to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 638 53rd
Population Density1 # 789 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 1309 4th
Median Household Income # 1101 20th
Per Capita Income # 812 41st

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