Harpers Ferry, WV Population

Population: 307. Estimated population in July 2020: 313 (+2.0% change)
Males: 146 (47.6%), Females: 161 (52.4%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 25425

Median resident age: 47.3 years
Median household income: $52,344
Median house value: $162,500

Races in Harpers Ferry:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.6%)
  • Black (9.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (27.0%), Irish (26.7%), German (20.5%), United States (5.9%), Italian (3.9%), French (3.6%).

Elevation: 484 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Harpers Ferry

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 60.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harpers Ferry town

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Harpers Ferry:

  • JEFFERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; RANSON, WV)
  • CITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; MARTINSBURG, WV)
  • LOUDOUN HOSPITAL CENTER, LANSDOWNE (about 19 miles; LEESBURG, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Harpers Ferry:

  • HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL-RICHARD A HENSON FLD (about 26 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Abbreviation: HGR)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 34 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: IAD)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 59 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: DCA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Harpers Ferry:

  • EASTERN WV REGIONAL/SHEPHERD FLD (about 18 miles; MARTINSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: MRB)
  • LEESBURG EXECUTIVE (about 23 miles; LEESBURG, VA; Abbreviation: JYO)
  • FREDERICK MUNI (about 27 miles; FREDERICK, MD; Abbreviation: FDK)
Amtrak station:
HARPERS FERRY (POTOMAC ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harpers Ferry:

  • SHEPHERD COLLEGE (about 9 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,576)
  • FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FREDERICK, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • MONTGOMERY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 11,829)
  • GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; FAIRFAX, VA; Full-time enrollment: 16,564)
  • GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (about 50 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,216)
Public primary/middle schools in Harpers Ferry:

  • HARPERS FERRY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: ROUTE 3 BOX 93; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BLUE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 463; Location: ROUTE 4, BOX 362; Grades: KG – 05)
  • C W SHIPLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 386; Location: ROUTE 5 BOX 270; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Harpers Ferry:

  • BOLIVAR-HARPERS FERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $83,650; Location: 600 POLK STREET; 21,240 books; 849 audio materials; 91 video materials; 37 serial subscriptions)