The town of Harrison, New York is home to approximately 28,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 should fit right in, as they make up an above-average 23% of the community, while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. At an average age of just over 37, the city's residents are younger than most cities in New York. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 64% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,908 a month, exceeding the state average by $628/month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Compared to the national average (7%), Harrison has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 11% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 18% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Harrison residents work in one of two industries: education and retail. Together, these industries make up 12% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of about $128K, Harrison workers take home more than the average New York resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 34 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Harrison residents find that it takes some patience traveling to work. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 28% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 9% of the population. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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