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Harrison, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Harrison Census Designated Place had a population of 933 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 933
Daytime Population: Workers 128
Daytime Population: Residents 562
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 690
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 892
Population in Familes 690
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 454
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $46,157
Average Household Income $60,741
Per Capita Income $26,638


Total Housing Units 429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $106,780
Average Home Value $152,165


Total Households 376
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 240
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 -0.53% -0.32%
Households -0.64% -0.43%
Families -1.51% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

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, 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 # 731 47th
Population Density # 1111 19th
Diversity Index # 485 65th
Median Household Income # 960 30th
Per Capita Income # 684 50th

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