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Harrison is a town in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for President William Henry Harrison
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Harrison. For links to other places called Harrison, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harrison is 40.746N. The longitude is -74.156W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,262.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harrison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hudson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jersey City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07029 ZIP code.
3% of Harrison residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harrison ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harrison was $18,490, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Harrison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harrison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $639. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,482.
Libraries in Harrison include Harrison Public Library ... View libraries
Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harrison political report.
The average commute time for Harrison workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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