The City of Harlan had a population of 4,888 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 468007) 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.
|Population in Households||4,801|
|Population in Familes||3,707|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||87|
|Median Household Income||$51,520|
|Average Household Income||$67,162|
|Per Capita Income||$28,961|
|Total Housing Units||2,402 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,641 (68.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||504 (21.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||257 (10.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$125,587|
|Average Home Value||$157,415|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.29%|
|Per Capita Income||0.93%|
The table below compares Harlan to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 85||92nd|
|Population Density||# 238||77th|
|Diversity Index||# 267||74th|
|Median Household Income||# 675||33rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 486||52nd|
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