Harpersville, Alabama

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Harpersville, Alabama

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High Points

Harpersville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Harpersville Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Harpersville Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 12% Harpersville Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Harpersville, Alabama

Comparing Harpersville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 5
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Working at Home 3 5
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 3
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Harpersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Hoover, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Shelby
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35078
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.343
Longitude -86.438

Harpersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
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Harpersville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,620 100%
Male 783 48.3%
Female 837 51.7%
Under 18 442 27.3%
18+ 1,178 72.7%
65+ 199 12.3%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.1
White 1,127 69.6%
African-American 465 28.7%
Asian 11 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.5%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.6%

Estimated Harpersville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,630
Growth 10
Growth % 0.6%

Harpersville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.2%
US/American 29.6%
English 6%
Irish 5.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
German 2.2%
Italian 2%
Scottish 1.5%
Dutch 0.4%
European 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harpersville 1,620 $34,632
Chelsea 2,949 $72,206
Childersburg 4,927 $30,524
Columbiana 3,316 $44,798
Oak Grove 457 $29,625
Vincent 1,853 $41,250
Wilsonville 1,551 $48,409
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1. Jeffersonville, Georgia 87.8   25.6% 12.2% 6.6% 28 $37,500 6% 63.3% 1,209 21.4% 19.9 0.8% 21.5
2. Spencer, Oklahoma 83.2   26.9% 15.1% 10.5% 28 $37,470 6.8% 60.1% 3,746 19.1% 23 0.5% 4.5
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