West Harrison, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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West Harrison, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of West Harrison had a population of 272 as of July 1, 2018. West Harrison ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Harrison is located at latitude 39.256 and longitude -84.8213 in Dearborn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Harrison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dearborn County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 518 feet.

The Town of West Harrison (GNIS ID: 2397732) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of West Harrison is located within Township of Harrison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dearborn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Harrison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Harrison: Harrison.

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West Harrison, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 272
Population in Households 272
Population in Familes 218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,263
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $67,009
Average Household Income $93,155
Per Capita Income $40,187


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $258,750
Average Home Value $315,979


Total Households 130
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.73% -0.52%
Households -0.55% -0.31%
Families 2.89% -0.47%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   4.4%

West Harrison, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Harrison to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 566 17th
Population Density # 358 48th
Diversity Index # 660 3rd
Median Household Income # 79 89th
Per Capita Income # 28 96th

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