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Harrison, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Harrison Census Designated Place had a population of 949 as of July 1, 2016. Harrison ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrison is located at latitude 37.7976 and longitude -89.336 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Harrison Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 407 feet.

The Harrison Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628552) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Harrison Census Designated Place is located within Township of Somerset, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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, 2016.

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Harrison, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 949
Population in Households 906
Population in Familes 700
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 462
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 245
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $104,688
Average Home Value $142,115


Median Household Income $45,089
Average Household Income $58,296
Per Capita Income $25,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.28%
Households -0.45% -0.32%
Families -1.43% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Harrison, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 728 47th
Population Density1 # 1107 19th
Diversity Index2 # 464 66th
Median Household Income # 960 30th
Per Capita Income # 691 50th

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