Harrison, NY
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Harrison is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,348 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 92.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harrison is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison who work in management occupations (16.63%), sales jobs (14.70%), and office and administrative support (12.02%).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harrison is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.94% of adults in Harrison have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Harrison in 2010 was $60,166, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,664 for a family of four. However, Harrison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 17.25% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harrison include Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

Harrison also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.99%.

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