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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,168
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+5,319
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$28,397
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,645
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,056

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,042
% Above Poverty Level76.2%
% Below Poverty Level23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$586
Median House Value$92,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.9%
Irish16%
English14.5%
French Except Basque3.8%
Dutch3.5%
Italian3.2%
Scottish2.3%
Polish1.2%
Czech1.2%
Swedish1%
Croatian1%
Welsh1%
German0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Harrison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Boone County
Standard Zip Codes72601
P.O. Box Zip Codes72602
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.24
Approximate Longitude-93.11

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)

StationHARRISON BOONE CO AP
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp48 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationLEAD HILL
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 45 F
Apr Temp42 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationGILBERT
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 51 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp65 to 94 F
Oct Temp44 to 77 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpena416$27,083
Bergman463$42,130
Everton157$36,250
Pyatt271$41,563
Valley Springs224$50,000
Western Grove466$55,764

Harrison Public Libraries

Boone County Library
221 W. STEPHENSON AVE
Harrison, Arkansas
(870) 741-5913

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Harrison Hospitals

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
620 North Willow
(870) 365-2000

Harrison Public Schools

Bergman Elementary School
8949 Hwy 7 N
ZIP: 72601
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Bergman High School
8949 Hwy 7 N
ZIP: 72601
High
Total Enrollment 371
Bergman Middle School
8949 Hwy 7 N
ZIP: 72601
Middle
Total Enrollment 362
Eagle Heights Elem. School
500 No Chestnut St
ZIP: 72601
Primary
Total Enrollment 170
Forest Heights Elem. School
1124 So Tamarind St
ZIP: 72601
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Harrison High School
925 Goblin Dr
ZIP: 72601
High
Total Enrollment 626
Harrison Jr. High School
515 So Pine St
ZIP: 72601
Middle
Total Enrollment 589
Harrison Middle School
1125 Goblin Dr
ZIP: 72601
Middle
Total Enrollment 419
North Ark College Secondary Center
1515 Pioneer Dr
ZIP: 72601
High
Skyline Heights Elem. School
1120 W Holt Ave
ZIP: 72601
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Woodland Heights Elem. School
520 E Womack St
ZIP: 72601
Primary
Total Enrollment 114

Harrison Private Schools

Grace Christian School
700 Cottonwood Rd
ZIP: 72601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Harrison Seventh-day Adventist School
4877 Highway 392 W
ZIP: 72601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Hillcrest Christian School
1307 Maplewood Rd
ZIP: 72601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
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