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Overview

Introduction to Harrison, New York

Harrison, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles SE of White Plains, New York and 21 miles NE of New York, New York. The village is in the New York City Metropolitan area.

Harrison History

According to local legend, John Harrison was given 24 hours to ride his horse as far as possible in 1695. The distance he covered on his horse would become his own land. The area was thereafter named Harrison’s Purchase. However, in March 1788, the New York State Government renamed it the Town of Harrison. A railroad first passed through this area in 1848 and the first station was built in 1870.

Harrison and nearby Attractions

  • Westchester Country Club
  • Silver Lake Preserve
  • Twin Lakes Park
  • Bruce Museum
  • Neuberger Museum of Art
  • Saxon Woods Park

Things To Do In Harrison

Harrison's recreation department regularly organizes sporting events, musical performances and other special programs and events for the entertainment of its residents and visitors. The area also has ample parkland and nearby beaches.

Harrison Transportation

La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.

Harrison Higher Education

SUNY College at Purchase, Iona College, SUNY Westchester Community College and The College of New Rochelle are nearby.

People

Total Population 27,998
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 12,273
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.9%
Median Earnings25+ $61,111
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,714
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,185

Wealth

Median Family Income $124,744
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.7%
% Using Public Transportation 18.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,860
Median House Value $761,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.4%
Irish 11%

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

Harrison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10528
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.968
Longitude -73.713

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 SCARSDALE
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 18.5 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
Mamaroneck 29,657 $161,607
Scarsdale 17,621 $250

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

Harrison Public Libraries

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Harrison Public Library
BRUCE AVENUE
Harrison, New York
(914) 835-0324
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Harrison High Schools

HARRISON HS
255 UNION AVE
914-630-3094
Serves 823 students.

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