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Living In Harrison, NJ

Harrison, New Jersey is a small city with a population of just over 16,000. Young professionals should feel right at home, as they make up an above-average 23% of the population, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 36, are decidedly younger than most cities in New Jersey. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 72% of residents are renters despite a relatively expensive average rent of $1,402 per month, significantly higher than the state average of $1,272.

With an average commute time of about 40 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Harrison residents are well aware that it takes some patience traveling to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 26% of workers, while public transit is used by just 17% of the city. Walking (5%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number easily exceeds the national average.

There are three primary industries in Harrison: retail, scientific, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 19% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Harrison workers bring in an average annual income of just over $76K, about $10,000 less than the New Jersey average. The city's average income, however, is nearly on par with the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Harrison has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 12% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 13% have earned a Bachelor's degree.


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