Harrison is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,218 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.
Harrison is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.54% 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 (15.38%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and sales jobs (11.36%).
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 9.66% 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.
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.
Harrison, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the village.
One downside of living in Harrison is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Harrison, the average commute to work is 30.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
If knowledge is power, Harrison is a pretty powerful place. 57.99% 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 2018 was $67,190, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,760 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 12.99% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harrison include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Harrison's cultural character, accounting for 22.22% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Harrison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.