Harrison, NY
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Harrison profile


Living in Harrison


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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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.

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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Harrison is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Harrison, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Harrison. 57.99% 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 $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.

Harrison also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.22%.

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