Harrison Township, MI
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Harrison Township is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 26,075 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Harrison Township is the 53rd largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harrison Township is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrison Township is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison Township who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), sales jobs (12.08%), and management occupations (8.57%).

One downside of living in Harrison Township, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.64 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Harrison Township overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Harrison Township, 24.52% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Harrison Township in 2010 was $32,710, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,840 for a family of four. However, Harrison Township contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harrison Township is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Harrison Township home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrison Township residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harrison Township include Polish, Italian, Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Harrison Township is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.