Harrison is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,943 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.
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.
Harrison is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Harrison’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Harrison. 54.81% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Harrison in 2018 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.
In addition, Harrison has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.51%).
The most common language spoken in Harrison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.