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The Harrison CDP(1) had a population of 7,364 as of July 1, 2021. Harrison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrison is located at latitude 35.1137 and longitude -85.138 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Harrison Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.52 sq. miles and a water area of 1.84 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Harrison Census Designated Place 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 Commissioner District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Harrison, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,364 (100%)
Population in Households 7,364 (100.0%)
Population in Families 6,119 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,140
Diversity Index2 44
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,187
Average Household Income $82,265
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $32,823
Wealth Index5 85
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,242 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 674 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 245 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $225,288
Average Home Value $319,973
Housing Affordability Index3 177
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,917
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,039
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.27% 0.42%
Households 0.26% 0.38%
Families 0.04% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
Owner Occupied HU   0.7%

Harrison, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 83 81st
Population Density # 53 88th
Median Household Income # 53 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 202 47th
Per Capita Income # 59 86th
Diversity Index # 71 84th

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