Harrison, NY
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Harrison is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,896 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 91.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harrison is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison who work in management occupations (16.44%), sales jobs (12.66%), and office and administrative support (11.18%).

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.

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.

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.

Because of many things, Harrison is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Harrison really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Harrison perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

If knowledge is power, Harrison is a pretty powerful place. 54.81% of the adults in Harrison have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Harrison in 2010 was $66,649, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,596 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 12.74% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harrison include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and English.

Harrison also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.51%.

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