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Harrison, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town 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:

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 18,771
Population Density / Mile: 15,506
Median Age: 37.51
Number of Households: 6,772
Average Household Size: 2.771
Households with Children: 1,978
Median Household Income: $64,971

Population

Population: 18,771
Population Density / Mile: 15,506
Change in Population Since 2010: 29.01%
Male Population: 9,623
Female Population: 9,148
Median Age: 37.51

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 1441
5-9 years: 1243
10-14 years: 1097
15-19 years: 956
20-24 years: 993
25-29 years: 1130
30-34 years: 1624
35-39 years: 1791
40-44 years: 1521
45-49 years: 1305
50-54 years: 1165
55-59 years: 1106
60-64 years: 1048
65-69 years: 876
70-74 years: 635
75-79 years: 387
80-84 years: 257
85+ years: 197

Households

Number of Households: 6,772
Average Household Size: 2.771
Households with Children: 1,978
Households without Children: 2,673
Family Households: 4,651
Non-Family Households: 619

Marital Status

Never Married: 5687
Now Married: 7077
Separated: 448
Widowed: 611
Divorced: 1167

Income

Median Household Income: $64,971
Average Household Income: $80,819
Per Capita Income: $29,174
Average Total Household Expenditure: $54,223

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $46,044
25-44 years: $75,225
45-64 years: $66,385
Over 64 years: $37,868

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 327
$10,000-$15,000 237
$15,000-$20,000 277
$20,000-$25,000 246
$25,000-$30,000 278
$30,000-$35,000 307
$35,000-$40,000 272
$40,000-$45,000 242
$45,000-$50,000 362
$50,000-$60,000 567
$60,000-$75,000 823
$75,000-$100,000 985
$100,000-$125,000 593
$125,000-$150,000 403
$150,000-$200,000 476
$200,000-$250,000 211
$250,000-$500,000 90
$500,000 up 76

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.

Level of Education

No High School: 1664
Some High School: 925
High School Grad: 3809
Some College: 1514
Associate Degree: 714
Bachelors Degree: 2219
Graduate Degree: 2196

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 57
Blue Collar: 43

Geography

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

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 128
Lead 57
Nitrogen Oxide 150
Ozone 87
Particulate Matter 108
Air Pollution 106

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 7 Locations
Automotive Services 20 Locations
Banks - Financial 27 Locations
Eating - Drinking 90 Locations
Government - Public 3 Locations
Health Care Services 45 Locations
Hospitality 4 Locations
Organizations - Associations 9 Locations
Personal Services 195 Locations
Pet Services 2 Locations
Shopping 110 Locations
Travel 20 Locations

Schools

Hamilton Intermediate Sch Elementary
Harrison High Secondary
Lincoln No 3 Elementary
Washington No 1 Elementary

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