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Harrison, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Harrison had a population of 16,162 as of July 1, 2017. Harrison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrison is located at latitude 40.743 and longitude -74.1529 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Harrison (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Town of Harrison (GNIS ID: 885245) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrison: East Neward.

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Harrison, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,162
Daytime Population: Workers 4,731
Daytime Population: Residents 8,707
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,438
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 16,154
Population in Familes 12,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 13,434
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $53,901
Average Household Income $70,730
Per Capita Income $25,336


Total Housing Units 6,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,646 (26.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,139 (66.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 455 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $325,514
Average Home Value $328,600


Total Households 5,785
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 3,867
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.39% 1.81%
Households 2.41% 1.8%
Families 2.38% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Harrison, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 88th
Population Density # 18 97th
Diversity Index # 23 96th
Median Household Income # 455 17th
Per Capita Income # 486 11th

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