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Harrison, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Harrison Census Designated Place had a population of 7,201 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.127 and longitude -85.1464 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Harrison Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2402569) 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.

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, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,201
Daytime Population: Workers 361
Daytime Population: Residents 3,438
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,799
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 7,200
Population in Familes 6,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,104
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $57,257
Average Household Income $72,510
Per Capita Income $28,724


Total Housing Units 3,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,103 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 727 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $154,271
Average Home Value $221,683


Total Households 2,830
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,989
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 0.11% 0.34%
Households -0.02% 0.23%
Families -0.27% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Harrison, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 82 81st
Population Density # 56 87th
Diversity Index # 67 85th
Median Household Income # 50 89th
Per Capita Income # 58 87th

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