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Harrison is a village in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after John Harrison, Quaker leader.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Harrison. For links to other places called Harrison, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harrison is 40.968N. The longitude is -73.713W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,150.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harrison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10601 ZIP code.
7% of Harrison residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $49,652, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% 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 $1,063. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,111.
Libraries in Harrison include Harrison Public Library ... View libraries
Westchester 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 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harrison between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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