Harrison

Community Profile

People

The total population of the City of Harrison is 15,923. The median age is 34.25

15,923

Total Population

52.43%

Male

47.57%

Female

Age Distribution

Median Age

34

Educational Attainment

The majority of the population in Harrison has completed at least a high school degree, and 36.45% has a College Degree.

< Grade 9

12.13%

Grade 9-12

9.42%

High School

30.22%

Some College

11.78%

Assoc Degree

4.06%

Bach Degree

17.17%

Grad Degree

15.22%

3

in the community

197

within 50 miles

offer Associate’s Degree or Certificate

3

in the community

187

within 50 miles

offer Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Labor Force

Harrison has a labor force of 8,687 people.

8,687

Labor Force

Where are the top jobs by occupation?

Office and Administrative support

15.3%

685

Sales

12.71%

569

Executive, Managers, and Administrators

11.06%

495

Food Preparation, Serving

7.13%

319

Education, Training/Library

6.05%

271

The work distribution of total employees in Harrison is:

38%

Blue Collar

61%

White Collar

Total Establishments

563

Total Employees

4,476

Businesses and Jobs

Harrison has a total of 563 businesses. In 2016, the leading industries in Harrison were Manufacturing, Accommodation and Food Services, Retail, and Education.

What are the top industries by jobs?

1

Manufacturing

793

Jobs

20

Establishments

2

Accommodation and Food Services

540

Jobs

63

Establishments

3

Retail

419

Jobs

84

Establishments

4

Education

406

Jobs

17

Establishments

How many employees do businesses in Harrison have?

1-4

Employees

1-4 Employees

62.34%

5-9 Employees

22.2%

10-19 Employees

7.1%

20-49 Employees

5.15%

50-99 Employees

2.66%

100+ Employees

0.54%

Incentives

Known business incentives.

$17,790,000

0.3%

of incentives within New Jersey

#41

ranked city within New Jersey

Source: www.IncentivesMonitor.com (2016)
A service from WAVTEQ

Income and Spending

Households in Harrison earn a median yearly income of 58,328. 48.81% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average 55,852 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Utilities.

$58,328

Median Household Income

Income Distribution

How do people spend most of their money?

PER HOUSEHOLD

Shelter

$11,393

Transportation

$10,582

Food and Beverages

$8,286

Health Care

$4,472

Utilities

$4,293

$55,852

Median Household Expenditure

Housing

There are 158% more households who rent their homes than there are homeowners.

Owners vs. Renters

Transportation

Residents spend an average of 34 minutes commuting to work. Harrison is served by 25 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within the community. Interstates can be accessed within the community.

34min

Commute Travel Time

0 + 25(+50 miles)

Airports in Community

Interstate

In Community

Freight Rail

In Community

Taxes

Top State Corporate Income Tax

9%

Top State Corporate Capital Gains Tax

9%

Top State Personal Income Tax

8.97%

Top State Personal Capital Gains Tax

9%

State Sales Tax

7%

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