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Harrison, Michigan - Basic Facts

Harrison is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Harrison.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clare County at latitude 44.0192 and longitude -84.7995. Clare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,165 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Harrison (see map) encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles.

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Harrison, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,118
Population in Households 2,018
Population in Familes 1,514
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density1 570
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 925
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 552
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 576 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 349 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 385 (29.4%)
Median Home Value $89,274
Average Home Value $103,553


Median Household Income $24,652
Average Household Income $35,370
Per Capita Income $15,449
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% -0.03%
Households 0.31% 0.0%
Families 1.23% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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, 2014 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 # 288 59th
Population Density1 # 488 30th
Diversity Index2 # 301 57th
Median Household Income # 682 2nd
Per Capita Income # 657 5th

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