Harlan Information

Harlan Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Harlan, IA

General Harlan Information

State: Iowa

County: Shelby County

Close cities: Tennant, IA, Kimballton, IA, Shelby, IA, Avoca, IA, Earling, IA, Persia, IA, Portsmouth, IA, Panama, IA, Westphalia, IA, Walnut, IA, Kirkman, IA

Harlan Population (census data)
Total 5,068 (-4.0% since 2000)
Male 2,413 (47.6%)
Female 2,655 (52.4%)

Population Density: 1,161 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 77.3 (US Avg is 100)

Harlan Elevation: 1,250 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1879

Land Area: 4.37 square miles

Median Household Income: $40,801

Zip Codes: 51537, and 51593.

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Harlan Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (48.5%)
  • Danish (13.7%)
  • Irish (12.6%)
  • English (7.5%)
  • United States (5.1%)
  • Norwegian (3.1%)

Harlan School Information

High Schools
Harlan Community High School (2102 Durant, Harlan, IA, 51537 - Harlan Community School District District)
Middle Schools
Harlan Community Middle School (2108 Durant Street, Harlan, IA, 51537 - Harlan Community School District District)
Elementary Schools
New Park Elementary (1003 Tarkington Street, Harlan, IA, 51537 - Harlan Community School District District)
West Ridge Elementary School (1401 19th Street, Harlan, IA, 51537 - Harlan Community School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Harlan Community Flexible Education Center (2712 12th Street, Harlan, IA, 51537 - Harlan Community School District District)

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