Harrison, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harrison, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Harrison had a population of 2,038 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Harrison is located at latitude 44.013 and longitude -84.8106 in Clare County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harrison (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Clare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,165 feet.

The City of Harrison (GNIS ID: 1626438) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2015.

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Harrison, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,038
Population in Households 1,938
Population in Familes 1,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density1 548
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 890
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 555 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 335 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $112,951


Median Household Income $25,736
Average Household Income $35,960
Per Capita Income $15,712
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.69% -0.6%
Households -0.48% -0.55%
Families 0.18% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 295 58th
Population Density1 # 496 28th
Diversity Index2 # 291 58th
Median Household Income # 680 2nd
Per Capita Income # 653 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.