Harrison, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harrison, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Harrison had a population of 2,105 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,105
Daytime Population: Workers 1,326
Daytime Population: Residents 1,339
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,665
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 2,001
Population in Familes 1,489
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 566
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $32,193
Average Household Income $41,390
Per Capita Income $18,437


Total Housing Units 1,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 562 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 (30.8%)
Median Home Value $89,041
Average Home Value $104,715


Total Households 915
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 542
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 -0.06% -0.25%
Households 0.03% -0.18%
Families 0.47% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 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 # 290 58th
Population Density # 488 30th
Diversity Index # 278 60th
Median Household Income # 644 7th
Per Capita Income # 624 10th

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