Harrison, NY
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Harrison is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,587 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Harrison is the 54th largest community in New York.

Harrison home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Harrison real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Harrison is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harrison is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison who work in management occupations (16.12%), sales jobs (12.99%), and office and administrative support (12.25%).

Of important note, Harrison is also a village 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.

Harrison is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Harrison enrolled in college, Harrison has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Harrison, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the village.

The overall crime rate in Harrison is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Harrison is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Harrison area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Harrison, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Harrison is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.04% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Harrison in 2010 was $64,519, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $258,076 for a family of four.

Harrison is a very ethnically-diverse village. 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 Asian. Harrison also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.40% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harrison include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and English.

In addition, Harrison has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.09%).

The most common language spoken in Harrison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.