Latest Data (2018)
Population 4,827
Nationwide Rank 4848

Quick Facts

Harlan, Iowa is the 4,848th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Harlan, Iowa is a city.

Harlan, Iowa is currently 8.7% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Harlan, Iowa's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Harlan, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
4838 Manchester, Maryland 4,853 48.4%
4839 New Haven, Michigan 4,853 54.9%
4840 Stone Park, Illinois 4,844 -5.4%
4841 Springhill, Louisiana 4,842 -10.7%
4842 Hummelstown, Pennsylvania 4,840 11.0%
4843 Philomath, Oregon 4,839 17.3%
4844 Crystal Springs, Mississippi 4,838 -17.5%
4845 Falfurrias, Texas 4,833 -8.3%
4846 Olympia Fields, Illinois 4,833 2.0%
4847 Colville, Washington 4,831 -3.7%
4848 Harlan, Iowa 4,827 -8.6%
4849 Porter, Indiana 4,825 -3.2%
4850 Silverthorne, Colorado 4,821 49.0%
4851 Berlin, Maryland 4,818 34.0%
4852 Carthage, Mississippi 4,816 4.0%
4853 Dundee, Florida 4,816 60.1%
4854 Nashville, Georgia 4,816 2.5%
4855 Centreville, Maryland 4,809 142.2%
4856 Hamilton, Montana 4,809 23.1%
4857 Polk City, Iowa 4,809 104.7%
4858 Omak, Washington 4,806 0.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
3210 Grinnell 9,320 2.4%
3354 Mount Pleasant 8,737 0.1%
3448 Denison 8,406 14.5%
3672 Creston 7,788 2.8%
3687 Webster City 7,723 -5.4%
3725 Sioux Center 7,614 25.3%
3732 Decorah 7,594 -7.0%
3734 Clear Lake 7,578 -7.3%
3770 Perry 7,456 -2.8%
3790 Hiawatha 7,393 13.3%
3797 Charles City 7,369 -5.4%
3814 Washington 7,309 3.4%
3853 Knoxville 7,204 -6.9%
3971 Eldridge 6,813 61.4%
3997 Nevada 6,751 0.9%
4039 Bondurant 6,646 255.2%
4068 Atlantic 6,577 -9.3%
4237 Orange City 6,107 8.4%
4247 Independence 6,073 0.1%
4266 Maquoketa 5,998 -2.2%
4288 Oelwein 5,942 -11.0%
4404 Estherville 5,686 -14.1%
4413 Asbury 5,665 128.1%
4479 Anamosa 5,507 0.0%
4494 Centerville 5,478 -7.2%
4519 Algona 5,428 -5.3%
4546 Clarinda 5,376 -5.2%
4560 Red Oak 5,333 -14.2%
4568 Winterset 5,318 11.7%
4570 Glenwood 5,316 -1.4%
4630 Osceola 5,193 8.8%
4643 DeWitt 5,169
4665 Sheldon 5,110 1.8%
4676 Vinton 5,093 -0.2%
4692 Spirit Lake 5,070 18.6%
4712 Iowa Falls 5,036 -3.0%
4738 Manchester 4,982 -5.5%
4759 Adel 4,954 43.2%
4785 Sergeant Bluff 4,913 47.0%
4797 Cherokee 4,900 -8.4%
4800 Windsor Heights 4,898 2.6%
4806 Shenandoah 4,890 -11.4%
4848 Harlan 4,827 -8.6%
4857 Polk City 4,809 104.7%
4881 Evansdale 4,757 5.1%
4975 Humboldt 4,589 2.9%
5060 Mount Vernon 4,454 16.5%
5131 Camanche 4,353 3.3%
5182 Carlisle 4,282 19.3%
5219 Hampton 4,236 0.6%
5223 Dyersville 4,225 4.3%
5250 Chariton 4,172 -9.0%
5269 Jefferson 4,148 -10.0%
5342 Forest City 4,047 -7.9%
5399 Le Claire 3,970 35.5%
5467 Monticello 3,885 6.4%
5476 Huxley 3,867 65.4%
5538 West Liberty 3,794 13.2%
5546 Carter Lake 3,784 16.3%
5552 Rock Valley 3,775 31.3%
5564 Cresco 3,754 -3.7%
5580 Albia 3,731 -0.7%
5587 Emmetsburg 3,713 -4.8%
5613 Waukon 3,683 -10.7%
5621 Tiffin 3,670 235.4%
5721 Osage 3,547 2.6%
5765 Robins 3,492 89.1%
5830 Eagle Grove 3,417 -7.7%
5846 New Hampton 3,394 -7.9%
5865 Story City 3,370 3.9%
6009 Tipton 3,223 1.8%
6086 Williamsburg 3,149 18.9%
6204 Garner 3,036 3.6%
6254 Milford 2,983 20.0%
6330 West Burlington 2,895 -8.2%
6395 Wilton 2,836 0.0%
6436 Onawa 2,787 -10.0%
6461 Fairfax 2,767 187.0%
6494 Tama 2,745 0.8%
6501 Clarion 2,741 -7.3%
6551 Jesup 2,710 22.5%
6568 Bloomfield 2,694 3.4%
6581 Grundy Center 2,682 2.9%
6585 Solon 2,680 123.5%
6644 Missouri Valley 2,633 -11.8%
6655 Eldora 2,621 -13.6%
6679 Sibley 2,602 -6.6%
6723 Madrid 2,562 5.8%
6729 Center Point 2,557 26.3%
6742 Rock Rapids 2,549 -0.7%
6753 Kalona 2,541 10.4%
6820 Hawarden 2,486 0.4%
6854 Hudson 2,466 16.3%
6871 Marengo 2,455 -3.2%
6890 Belle Plaine 2,443 -15.0%
6908 West Branch 2,426 9.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 4,827 4,848
2017 4,881 4,800
2016 4,932 4,755
2015 5,002 4,699
2014 5,013 4,678
2013 5,027 4,662
2012 5,085 4,620
2011 5,052 4,624
2010 5,106 4,578
2009 4,895 4,645
2008 4,974 4,598
2007 5,057 4,537
2006 5,056 4,500
2005 5,087 4,463
2004 5,180 4,389
2003 5,185 4,370
2002 5,218 4,338
2001 5,270 4,290
2000 5,286 4,268
1990 5,249 3,938