Harrison is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,474 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Harrison is the 145th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Harrison are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Unlike some towns, Harrison isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harrison are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrison is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison who work in office and administrative support (11.00%), sales jobs (7.99%), and computer science and math (7.41%).
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 downside of living in Harrison, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.82 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Harrison, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Harrison is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Harrison citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.01% of adults in Harrison have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Harrison in 2010 was $26,684, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,736 for a family of four. However, Harrison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Harrison is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Harrison home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Harrison, accounting for 46.35% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Harrison residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Harrison include Irish, Polish, Italian, and German.
In addition, Harrison has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (52.27%).
The most common language spoken in Harrison is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.