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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,804
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+6,627
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.2%
Median Earnings25+$71,525
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,870
Median Earnings With High School Degree$49,085

Wealth

Median Family Income$137,268
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone14.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,323
Median House Value$332,800

Ancestry

Italian30.3%
German28.2%
Irish25.9%
English10.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.8%
Polish8.3%
Scottish2.6%
Lithuanian1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Russian1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Greek1.1%
Norwegian1%
Arab1%
Portuguese0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Turkish0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Romanian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Canadian0.3%
African0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Harrison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes7029
Phone Area Codes201,862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-74.15

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)

StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Newark2,717$62,026
East Orange64,621$47,870
Irvington54,303$44,650
Kearny42,029$65,755
Newark280,139$38,720
North Arlington15,788$89,549

Harrison Public Libraries

Harrison Public Library
415 HARRISON AVE.
Harrison, New Jersey
(973) 483-2366

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Harrison Public Schools

Washington Middle School
One Nortrh Fifth Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 483-2285
Middle
Total Enrollment 430
Hamilton Intermediate School
223 Hamilton Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 483-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 302
Harrison High School
800 Hamilton Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 482-5050
High
Total Enrollment 698
Lincoln Elementary School
221 Cross Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 483-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Knowledge Advanced Skills West
1 North Fifth Street
ZIP: 7029
(201) 662-6773
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