Harrison is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 13,138 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Harrison is the 29th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harrison is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrison is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison who work in office and administrative support (15.98%), food service (8.92%), and sales jobs (8.82%).
Also of interest is that Harrison has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the benefits of Harrison is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Harrison is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Harrison is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.71% of adults 25 and older in Harrison have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrison in 2010 was $19,639, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,556 for a family of four. However, Harrison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Harrison home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrison residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Harrison include German, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Harrison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.