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Overview

Introduction to Harper Woods, Michigan

Harper Woods, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles SW of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 9 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is included in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Harper Woods History

It is believed that the city of Harper Woods was named because it was a wooded area and was situated near Harper Avenue. Harper Avenue was named after Walter Harper, the founder of the nearby Harper Hospital in Detroit. The city was incorporated on February 19, 1951 when the residents of Gratiot Township voted to incorporate it. Harper Woods celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2001.

Harper Woods and nearby Attractions

  • Alden Park Towers
  • Chandler Park Golf Course
  • Ambleside Gallery
  • Altermatt Park
  • Arthur J Miller Park
  • Balduck Memorial Park

Things To Do In Harper Woods

Shopping enthusiasts can hangout at the Eastland shopping center, a popular place in the city. The city also has a good number of cinema halls and amusement parks for the recreation of the residents.

Harper Woods Transportation

Detroit City is the nearest major airport to Harper Woods.

Harper Woods Higher Education

The nearby institutes providing higher education are Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus, Wayne State University and Marygrove College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,895
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+6,007
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married33.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$35,729
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,333

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,370
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,040
Median House Value$66,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.9%
German8.7%
Polish7.1%
Irish5.6%
Italian3.9%
English2.7%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1%
African0.9%
Arab0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Belgian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Harper Woods Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48225
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.43
Approximate Longitude-82.92

Harper Woods Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGROSSE POINTE FARMS
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eastpointe32,648$51,913
Grosse Pointe5,256$115,993
Grosse Pointe Farms9,265$134,632
Grosse Pointe Park11,276$131,458
Grosse Pointe Woods15,785$106,980

Harper Woods Public Libraries

Harper Woods Public Library
19601 HARPER AVENUE
Harper Woods, Michigan
(313) 343-2575

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Harper Woods Public Schools

Heart Academy
19800 Anita St
ZIP: 48225
(313) 882-4631
Harper Woods High School
20225 Beaconsfield St
ZIP: 48225
(313) 245-3084
High
Total Enrollment 477
Harper Woods Virtual Academy
19344 Kelly Rd
ZIP: 48225
(313) 712-5146
Other
Total Enrollment 150
Chandler Park Academy - High School
20254 Kelly Road
ZIP: 48225
(313) 715-3057
High
Total Enrollment 710
Chandler Park Academy - Elementary
20200 Kelly Rd
ZIP: 48225
(313) 884-8830
Primary
Total Enrollment 992
Chandler Park Academy - Middle School
20100 Kelly Rd
ZIP: 48225
(313) 839-9886
Middle
Total Enrollment 655
Harper Woods Middle School
20225 Beaconsfield St
ZIP: 48225
(313) 245-3010
Middle
Total Enrollment 201
Tyrone Elementary School
19525 Tyrone St
ZIP: 48225
(313) 245-5350
Middle
Total Enrollment 245
Diploma Success Community School
19344 Kelly
ZIP: 48225
(586) 933-6075
High
Total Enrollment 292
Starr Detroit Academy
19360 Harper Ave
ZIP: 48225
(313) 649-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Charles A. Poupard Elem. School
20655 Lennon St
ZIP: 48225
(313) 432-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Beacon Elementary School
19475 Beaconsfield St
ZIP: 48225
(313) 245-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Harper Academy
20225 Beaconsfield
ZIP: 48225
(313) 245-3010
High
Total Enrollment 32
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