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Harrison is a township in Vigo County, in the Terre Haute metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Harrison. For links to other places called Harrison, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harrison is 39.475N. The longitude is -87.388W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 489 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 51,898.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harrison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Vigo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47804 ZIP code.
21% of Harrison residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $14,540, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Harrison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harrison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.
Vigo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harrison political report.
The average commute time for Harrison workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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