Harpers Ferry is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 323 people and just one neighborhood, Harpers Ferry is the 395th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harpers Ferry is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harpers Ferry is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harpers Ferry who work in office and administrative support (15.74%), sales jobs (14.81%) and food service (10.19%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Harpers Ferry is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
Harpers Ferry’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Harpers Ferry has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Harpers Ferry has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Harpers Ferry than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Harpers Ferry may be for you.
Being a small city, Harpers Ferry does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.