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The City of Harlan had a population of 4,820 as of July 1, 2021. Harlan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Harlan is located at latitude 41.653 and longitude -95.3256 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harlan encompass a land area of 4.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.
The City of Harlan has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Harlan is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.
|Total Population||4,820 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,731 (98.2%)|
|Population in Families||3,664 (76.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||89 ( 1.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$55,981|
|Average Household Income||$74,584|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$32,116|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,331 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,582 (67.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||544 (23.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||205 ( 8.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$132,841|
|Average Home Value||$152,765|
|Housing Affordability Index3||210|
|Average Household Size||2.23|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.63%|
|Per Capita Income||1.29%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.23%|
The table below compares Harlan to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 87||91st|
|Population Density||# 238||76th|
|Median Household Income||# 620||39th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 437||43rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 416||59th|
|Diversity Index||# 338||66th|
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