Harrison, NY
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Harrison is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,587 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 90.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harrison is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrison who work in management occupations (16.12%), sales jobs (12.99%), and office and administrative support (12.25%).

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.

Harrison, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the village.

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.

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. 54.04% 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 2010 was $64,519, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $258,076 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 12.40% 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 23.09% of the village’s population.

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