Harpers Ferry, WV
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Living in Harpers Ferry


Harpers Ferry is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 282 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Harpers Ferry is the 220th 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.

Harpers Ferry is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harpers Ferry is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harpers Ferry who work in teaching (17.42%), management occupations (16.13%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (12.26%).

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.

Harpers Ferry is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 34.44 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 62.69% 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 $43,912, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,648 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harpers Ferry include German, Irish, English, Russian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Harpers Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.