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Harlan, Indiana - Basic Facts

Harlan is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Harlan Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Allen County at latitude 41.1962 and longitude -84.9197. Allen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Harlan Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harlan: Maysville.

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Harlan, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,675
Population in Households 1,675
Population in Familes 1,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 540
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 592
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 462
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $144,833
Average Home Value $169,683


Median Household Income $54,508
Average Household Income $67,033
Per Capita Income $22,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.58% 0.76%
Households 0.69% 0.77%
Families 1.1% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Harlan, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harlan to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 256 63rd
Population Density1 # 571 16th
Diversity Index2 # 336 51st
Median Household Income # 168 75th
Per Capita Income # 356 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.