Harrison is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,793 people and just one neighborhood, Harrison is the 125th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns 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 town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison who work in office and administrative support (16.36%), management occupations (12.20%) and teaching (8.55%).
Of important note, Harrison is also a town of artists. Harrison has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Harrison’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Harrison is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Harrison has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Harrison has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Harrison than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Harrison may be for you.
One downside of living in Harrison is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Harrison, the average commute to work is 32.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Harrison does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.