Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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Harpers Ferry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 25425
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.325
Longitude -77.739

Harpers Ferry Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches
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Harpers Ferry Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 307 100%
Male 146 47.6%
Female 161 52.4%
Under 18 53 17.3%
18+ 254 82.7%
65+ 67 21.8%
Median Age 47.3
Average Family Size 2.56
White 276 89.9%
African-American 28 9.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.7%

Estimated Harpers Ferry Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 313
Growth 6
Growth % 2%

Harpers Ferry 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
Irish 21.5%
English 21.1%
German 15.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 6.8%
Italian 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Slovene 2.6%
Scottish 2.6%
Welsh 2.6%
Dutch 2.3%
British 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Hungarian 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Portuguese 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Finnish 0.8%
African 0.8%
European 0.8%
Polish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harpers Ferry 307 $70,313
Charles Town 2,907 $43,547
Hedgesville 240 $46,563
Martinsburg 14,972 $36,954
Shepherdstown 803 $55,000

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Bolivar-harpers Ferry Public Library
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
(304) 535-2301
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