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 91.22% 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 (16.57%), sales jobs (14.81%), and office and administrative support (11.68%).

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.

In addition, Harrison is a college town. There are a lot of students in Harrison attending college, and as a result Harrison provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Overall, Harrison’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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.

Harrison is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.98% 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 $61,059, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $244,236 for a family of four. However, Harrison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harrison is a somewhat 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 16.56% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harrison include Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

In addition, Harrison has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.19%).

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