Harlan Community Survey
The City of Harlan wants to hear from you. On behalf of the City of Harlan, Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) is conducting a community wide survey. We will use this information to guide the completion of the City’s comprehensive plan. Your input is important to the future development of Harlan.

Your opinions are highly valued, and there are no correct or incorrect answers. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete this survey. Thank you for your time.
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Thinking about Harlan, how important are the following for the City to thrive?
Not Important
Low
Medium
High
Not Sure
Retain younger population and strive to attract new young professionals
Encourage manufacturing and industrial growth
Encourage commercial growth
Preserve/restore downtown buildings
Encourage more families to move to Harlan
Promote Harlan as a hub for technology (ag, programming, etc.)
Increase the number of parks, open spaces or recreational opportunities
Promote construction of residential housing
Encourage the development of arts/culture
Clear selection
Do you feel Harlan's current housing market meets the needs of home buyers?
Poor
Exceptional
Clear selection
Do you feel Harlan's current housing market meets the needs of renters?
Poor
Exceptional
Clear selection
Think about the City of Harlan and rate the following.
Poor
Fair
Average
Good
Excellent
Not Sure
Road Condition
Drainage/Flood Control
Water Facilities/Services
Sewer Facilities/Services
Healthcare
Fire Department
Police Department
School System
Childcare
Public Library
Parks
Pool
Disc Golf Course
Golf Course
Adult Sports Leagues
Youth Sports Leagues
Clear selection
Would you ENCOURAGE or DISCOURAGE the City to use city resources to promote the following?
Discourage
Encourage
Neutral
Build single family housing
Build multifamily homes (townhouses, condos, apartments)
Rehab existing housing
Build senior/assisted living
Expand retail
Expand manufacturing/industrial development
Develop public art/cultural assets
Construct bicycle paths, trails, and lanes
Clear selection
Please answer the following questions.
Yes
No
Not Sure
Local leaders are responsive to citizens’ needs and concerns
Harlan is a good city to raise a family
I feel connected to Harlan
I plan to move away from Harlan within the next 1-3 years
I feel safe in Harlan
I want to get more involved in community betterment
Clear selection
What do you like MOST about Harlan?
What do you like LEAST about Harlan?
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