Harper Woods, MI


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Harper Woods is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 13,836 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Harper Woods is the 85th largest community in Michigan.

Harper Woods is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Harper Woods is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harper Woods who work in office and administrative support (17.23%), sales jobs (8.77%), and food service (6.97%).

In terms of college education, Harper Woods is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.88% of adults 25 and older in Harper Woods have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Harper Woods in 2010 was $21,694, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,776 for a family of four. However, Harper Woods contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harper Woods is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harper Woods home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harper Woods residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Harper Woods include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Harper Woods is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.