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Overview

Introduction to Harrison, Arkansas

Harrison, Arkansas, in Boone county, is 59 miles E of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 161 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are 12,152 residents in the city.

Harrison History

Harrison was originally inhabited by the Indians. The area's first post office was established in 1836 and Joseph Hickman was appointed its first postmaster. The city was named after M. LaRue Harrison, Union General who surveyed the area. The city was incorporated on March 1, 1876. It is the county seat of Boone County, which was founded on April 9, 1869.

Harrison and nearby Attractions

  • Buffalo National River Park
  • Mystic Caverns
  • Boone County Heritage Museum
  • Hurricane River Cave
  • Bull Shoals White River State Park
  • Withrow Springs State Park

Things To Do In Harrison

Harrison offers a number of outdoor activities for residents and visitors. Hiking can be enjoyed anytime of the year at Ozark Mountains, which offers several scenic trails and outstanding fall foliage. The Buffalo National River Civil War Heritage Trail is also a paradise for visitors. It offers spring wildflowers, magnificent waterfalls, and beautiful wildlife. One can enjoy shopping at the Ozark Mall Shopping Center, Northvale Shopping Center, and Younes Shopping Center.

Harrison Transportation

Springfield-Branson Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Harrison Higher Education

North Arkansas College and Harrison School of Cosmetology are within the city.

People

Total Population 13,131
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 19%
Employed Population 16+ 5,146
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,316
% Above Poverty Level 76.8%
% Below Poverty Level 23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $567
Median House Value $92,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.1%
Irish 21.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Harrison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles E of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 161 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Boone
Standard Zip Codes 72601
P.O. Box Zip Codes 72602
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.229
Longitude -93.107

Harrison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HARRISON BOONE CO AP
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 48 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station LEAD HILL
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 45 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station GILBERT
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 94 F
Oct Temp 44 to 77 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpena 443 $27,031
Bergman 455 $45,714
Everton 207 $0
Pyatt 196 $42,841
Valley Springs 214 $46,364
Western Grove 415 $54,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Harrison Public Libraries

Library
Boone County Library
221 W STEPHENSON
Harrison, Arkansas
(870) 741-5913
Library Web Site

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Harrison Hospitals

NORTH ARKANSAS REGIONAL MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
620 NORTH WILLOW
(870) 365-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Harrison High Schools

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HARRISON JR. HIGH SCHOOL
525 S. PINE
870-741-3496
Serves 663 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
925 GOBLIN DRIVE
870-741-8223
Serves 620 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

BERGMAN HIGH SCHOOL
8949 HWY 7N
870-741-8557
A Title I School.
Serves 427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

NORTHARK TECHNICAL CENTER
1515 PIONEER DRIVE
870-391-3513
A Vocational School

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