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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Harrison is a suburb of New York City with a population of 15,898. Harrison is in Hudson County. Living in Harrison offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Harrison there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Harrison and residents tend to be liberal.
About Harrison...
Population
15,898

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$309,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,337
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Harrison Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    172.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,547.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    261.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Harrison

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,168
National
$55,322
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Harrison Reviews

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Small, idyllic. Good connections to Newark. Full of cheap apartments and affordable student living accommodations. Indian supermarket available. Laundromats at every corner. Great park nearby. There are new buildings coming up. It has nice schools with lots of open areas for students. There is a veteran centre and a public library. Walking distance to PATH, easy access to New York. Dollar stores available. Pretty churches. Big Walmart within walking distance. Tattoo parlours also present. Lots of salons. Chinese, Mexican, Peruvian restaurants easily available. NJIT and Rutgers within walking distance. Also covered by their shuttle service. Great place to live.
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It was a town of machinery and tall chimneys, out of which interminable serpents of smoke trailed themselves for ever and ever, and never got uncoiled. It had a black canal in it, and a river that ran purple with ill-smelling dye, arid vast piles of building full of windows where there was a rattling and a trembling all day long, and where the piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.
I have lived in Harrison for my entire educational career. The majority of the town is Hispanic or Latino. The diversity has increased, but I do not believe that this is favorable since it would be difficult to attend a primarily white institution or a historically black university due to unfamiliarity. Because of this group of ethnicity, the education is not the best. I can't say much about elementary education, but the education starting from middle school could be better; the students are not being challenged well, resulting in awful work ethics going into college. This makes it very hard for anyone graduating from Harrison High School to even have a chance at being accepted into an Ivy League institution. Not only school the school system be improved, but the safety around the community should be tightened up more. In the recent years, there have been more violent action within the town such as robbings and murder.