Harrison is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,774 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Harrison is the 57th 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.
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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Harrison telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Harrison, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Harrison provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Harrison, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the village.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Harrison use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Harrison‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
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 57.46% 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 2018 was $72,033, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $288,132 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 14.47% 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 (22.33%).
The most common language spoken in Harrison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.