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HARRISON, NJ Community Information

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History:

The area which includes the Town of Harrison was originally part of a land grant given to Captain William Sandford of the Barbadoes Islands. The 30,000 acre grant was situated between the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, and extended from Newark Bay to what is present day Rutherford. Sandford named the region “New Barbadoes Neck”, after his home. He sent his nephew, Major Nathanial Kingsland to enter into an agreement for the purchase of land from Unami Indians, a branch of the Leni Lenapi Indians, the original inhabitants of the area. In 1825, the New Jersey Legislature, whose attention was chiefly occupied in cutting up territories into townships and counties, changed the names of New Barbadoes Neck into the Township of Lodi, in the County of Bergen. Since Lodi was part of Bergen County, matters dealing with county government and courts had to be taken to Hackensack. In 1840 the inhabitants of the Township of Lodi joined with present day Secaucus, Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken and Union City, and petitioned for the creation of a new county due to the great distance which the petitioners had to travel to reach the count seat in Hackensack. This appeal resulted in the creation of Hudson County and the first mention of Harrison occurs in the law which was passed February 22, 1840. The Township of Harrison was thereby established. The first Harrison Township Committee Meeting was held April 16 at the Lodi Hotel. Legend has it that Harrison was named after William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, who was elected in 1840.

General Information:

Town Name: Harrison
City Hall: Harrison Town Hall
Address: 318 Harrison Avenue, Harrison NJ 07029
Phone Number: 973-268-2425
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 16.5 miles
Town Website: http://townofharrisonnj.com/
Library Website: http://www.harrisonpl.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 17,005 Population Density / Mile: 14,047
    Median Age: 37.04 Number of Households: 6,115
    Average Household Size: 2.78 Households with Children: 1,931
    Median Household Income: $64,841 Annual Residential Turnover: 0
  • Population
    Population: 17,005 Population Density / Mile: 14,047
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 16.86% Male Population: 8,728
    Female Population: 8,277 Median Age: 37.04
  • Households
    Number of Households: 6,115 Average Household Size: 2.78
    Households with Children: 1,931 Households without Children: 2,318
    Family Households: 4,249 Non-Family Households: 510
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $64,841 Average Household Income: $79,647
    Per Capita Income: $28,660 Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,438
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 3

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 46.25 Average January Low Temperature: 24.4
Average January High Temperature: 38.1 Average July Low Temperature: 69.1
Average July High Temperature: 85.2  
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School Information:
HAMILTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Details/Map
HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NO 3 Details/Map
WASHINGTON NO. 1 MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Hamilton Intermediate Sch (Elementary School) View Report
Harrison High (Secondary School) View Report
Lincoln No 3 (Elementary School) View Report
Washington No 1 (Elementary School) View Report

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  • Aina R. Lin-Hsieh
  • e-Pro, SRES
  • Contact Phone: (201) 889-2085
  • Email: Aina@AinaLin.com
  • Neno-Rosa Agency
  • Office Phone:(201) 997-7860

HARRISON, NJ Community Information

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