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Overview

Introduction to Harrison, New Jersey

Harrison, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 mile NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Jersey City area.

Harrison History

The area of Harrison was originally occupied by the Unami tribe of Native Americans. After the coming of European explorers, the land was granted to Captain William Sanford from Barbados, and went on to be referred as "New Barbados Neck." The Europeans purchased this area from the Indians and in 1825, New Barbados Neck was renamed and incorporated as the Township of Lodi. In 1840, Hudson County was formed and the Township of Harrison was created as a part of it.

Harrison and nearby Attractions

  • Branch Brook Park
  • Weequahic Park
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • Meadowlands Environment Center

Things To Do In Harrison

Harrison has excellently maintained parks and playgrounds, which have facilities for many types of outdoor sports. The local community center organizes a variety of recreational activities for the townspeople.

Harrison Transportation

Newark International Airport is the closest major airport.

Harrison Higher Education

There are several good educational institutions around the town, including Rutgers University, Essex County College, Hudson County Community College and Saint Peters College.

People

Total Population 12,742
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,464
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.7%
Median Earnings25+ $65,478
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,595
Median Earnings With High School Degree $44,748

Wealth

Median Family Income $132,936
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.3%
Median Gross Rent $947
Median House Value $328,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 25.1%

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

Harrison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 1 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey
County Hudson
Standard Zip Codes 07029
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.746
Longitude -74.156

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 NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Newark 2,577 $53,750
East Orange 64,578 $45,847
Irvington 54,320 $45,375
Kearny 41,866 $65,451
Newark 279,793 $37,558
North Arlington 15,734 $86,018

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

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Harrison High Schools

HARRISON HIGH
ONE NORTH FIFTH ST
201-482-5050
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 719 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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