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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Harlan is 4,912. Harlan, Iowa is the 4,854th largest city in the US.
Harlan is located entirely in Shelby County.
The peak population of Harlan was in 2000, when its population was 5,286. In 2000, Harlan was the 4,268th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,854th largest city in the US. Harlan is currently 7.1% smaller than it was in 2000.
Harlan has shrunk 7.0% since the year 2000. Harlan, Iowa's growth is extremely below average. 85% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Harlan has a population density of 1,162.6 people per square mile.
|4848||Union Grove, Wisconsin||4,925||12.0%|
|4849||Island Park, New York||4,920||3.8%|
|4850||Elko New Market, Minnesota||4,917||476.4%|
The total voting age population of Harlan, Iowa, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,847. The voting age population is 44.9% male and 55.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 25.0% of the residents of Harlan are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Harlan are 94.6% White, 2.7% Two or more races, 1.8% Black, 0.4% American Indian and 0.4% Asian. Additionally, 0.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Harlan, 9.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 9.7%. On a per-household basis, 8.4% of families are below the poverty line in Harlan.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.6% of Harlan residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.7% of Harlan residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 24.2% have a bachelor's degree and 6.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Harlan residents aged 5 and older, 2.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Harlan is 3.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Harlan, 11.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Harlan is $52,063.
In Harlan, 73.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 27.0% of housing units in Harlan.
Of all the housing units in Harlan, 28.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Harlan, 5.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 140 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Harlan is $595.
In Harlan, 76.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.