Harrison, New Jersey

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Harrison is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 14,424. The town is a suburb of the nearby city of Newark.



Harrison is located at 40°44′45″N 74°09′18″W / 40.745951°N 74.155096°W / 40.745951; -74.155096 (40.745951, -74.155096).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (6.82%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,424 people, 5,136 households, and 3,636 families residing in the town. The population density was 11,811.1 people per square mile (4,564.9/km2). There were 5,254 housing units at an average density of 4,302.2/sq mi (1,662.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 66.10% White, 0.98% African American, 0.40% Native American, 11.89% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 15.96% from other races, and 4.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.97% of the population.

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