Harpers Ferry is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 269 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Harpers Ferry is the 237th largest community in West Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Harpers Ferry was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Harpers Ferry real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Harpers Ferry house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Harpers Ferry has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 32.21% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Harpers Ferry is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Harpers Ferry is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Harpers Ferry a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Harpers Ferry has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Harpers Ferry’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Harpers Ferry, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 46.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Harpers Ferry, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Harpers Ferry is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.11% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Harpers Ferry in 2018 was $53,121, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,484 for a family of four. However, Harpers Ferry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Harpers Ferry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harpers Ferry residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Harpers Ferry include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Harpers Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.