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Harrison is a town in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for President William Henry Harrison
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Harrison. For links to other places called Harrison, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Harrison is 40.746N. The longitude is -74.156W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,262.


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Median household income
Local
$41,350
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harrison demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 52. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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3% of Harrison residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harrison ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harrison was $18,490, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Harrison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Harrison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $639.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,482.


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Libraries in Harrison include Harrison Public Library ... View libraries

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Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harrison political report.

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The average commute time for Harrison workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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The Town of Harrison is very rare in New Jersey: an extremely integrated town (Spanish, Portuguese, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Brazilian, Irish, Polish, Chinese, Indian and other populations) which stays very fluid due to its location astride a major PATH commuter rail station...

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