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.
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.
Because of many things, Harrison is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Harrison a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Harrison has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Harrison’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Harrison, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Harrison is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.81% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Harrison's cultural character, accounting for 23.51% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Harrison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.