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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,082
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+12,324
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.1%
Median Earnings25+$62,864
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,019
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,185

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,748
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.8%
% Using Public Transportation20.6%

Housing

People Living Alone18.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,911
Median House Value$803,200

Ancestry

Italian28.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.2%
Irish12.5%
German7.5%
Russian4.6%
English3.6%
Polish3.4%
Greek2.3%
African1.6%
Scottish1.3%
West Indian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Canadian1%
French Except Basque1%
Brazilian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Nigerian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Sierra Leone0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
British0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
South African0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Harrison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10528
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.97
Approximate Longitude-73.73

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)

StationSCARSDALE
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance18.5 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
Larchmont6,031$228,077

Harrison Public Libraries

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

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Harrison Hospitals

St Joseph's Mc-st Vincents Westchester Division
275 North Street

Harrison Public Schools

Harrison Avenue Elementary School
480 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 10528
(914) 630-3192
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Harrison High School
255 Union Ave
ZIP: 10528
(914) 630-3094
High
Total Enrollment 1062
Louis M Klein Middle School
50 Union Ave
ZIP: 10528
(914) 630-3033
Middle
Total Enrollment 816
Parsons Memorial School
200 Halstead Ave
ZIP: 10528
(914) 630-3222
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
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