Harrison Township Factsheet

This Page under development Feb 2022. ~ RN

The Township Factsheet is an annual collection of local data, presented in an easy to understand format by the HTPL.  The data can be handy for business leaders, students, writers of grants or business plans, and anyone interested in local community development.


Business & Industry

Major Industries* %
National Security 17.5
Retail Trade (Eating & Drinking Establishments, Misc Retail, Auto dealers and gas, food stores, Home furnishings.) 16.6
Other Services (Business, Personal, Engineering, Accounting, Repair) 15.8
Manufacturing (Industrial Machinery, Metal Products, Electronics, Transportation) 11.9
Educational Services 10.2
Health Services 5.5
Transportation (Water, Motor Frieght, & air) 5.2
Construction (Special Trade & General Building 4.5
Amusement & Recreation Services 3.7
Finance & Insurance 3.2
Other Public Administration (Local Gov, Human Services) 2.4
Wholesale Trade 2.5
Forestry & Fishing (Agricultural Services) 1
Total 100
All Services including Health, Education, Recreation & Other 35.2
* D&B Business Summary Report Q3 2021

Income & Poverty






The 2021 poverty measure for an individual is a $12,800 per year income or less. This number is adjusted for households with additional family members.

Some social services may include individuals with up to 200% of this income. In 2021 the 200% figure is $25,760 for an individual.  Over 20% of Harrison Township residents, according to the Census ACS 2019 estimates, are at or below this 200% threshold.

        50 percent of poverty level 1117
        125 percent of poverty level 2987
        150 percent of poverty level 3656
        185 percent of poverty level 4803
        200 percent of poverty level 5186

ACS 2019. See also How Poverty is measured.
and the Living Wage Calculator.


Other Poverty Measurements Total  Percent
No health Insurance 1219 4.8%
On Medicaid 3611 14.0%
WIC * 270 2.3%
Receiving SNAP
1116 9.59%

ACS 2019.  *locals number  gathered from MCHD &  CFHC (1/27/2022)

Limited or No Information Access

Households Percentage
No computer 1249 10.7%
Only cellphone 1162 10.0%
Combined 2411 20.7%
Without an Internet subscription 1529 13.1%
Cellular data plan with no other type of Internet subscription 1608 13.8%
Combined 3137 26.9%

ACS 2019.

Local Roots

Ancestry # %
Total Population 24995 100.0%
German 5491 21.9%
Polish 3693 14.7%
Irish 2843 11.4%
Italian 2460 9.8%
English 1853 7.4%
French 1546 6.2%


Other Quick Data profiles

SEMCOG Community Explorer
SEMCOG Custom Profile
US Census Quick Facts
Make Macomb Your Home

Please also see our tips to access local statistics in our citations below.


Population Projections

Our Harrison Township Population numbers are projected to stay the same or grow in the in the next 5 to 10 years according to SEMCOG and ACS survey projections, with potentially  28,554 by 2045.  A large portion of this growth is expected to be from new residents between the ages of 24-54.


US Census

US Census 2010 24587
US Census 2020 24314

Census Quick Facts

ACS 2019 Population Estimates

    Total households 11631
    Average household size 2.15
    Total families 6738
    Average family size 2.76

ACS 2019 Population Estimates

Age & Diversity

Diversity # %
White 22218 88.88
African American 2583 10.33
Hispanic or Latino 603 2.41
Asian 441 1.76

Largest Hispanic Latino Population: Mexican 520, Puerto Rican 40, Other 43.
Largest Asian Population: Pilipino 146, Chinese 78, Korean 55

Age Township Michigan Nationally
over 60 27% 25% 23%


American Community Survey. (ACS) 2019.
Filter your search by geography (use zip code for all of Harrison Township) to access ACS tables. Statistics taken from the 2019 American Community Survey are estimates.  Survey data from the 2020 census is preferred as it becomes available.

Census QuickFacts
Must search by "Harrison Charter Township:
QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

County Business Patterns. (CBP) 2019.
Census Business Builder: https://cbb.census.gov/sbe/
Good for customer demographics, weak on industry specific data for small locations.  Can look at personal spending at restaurants, but not at data about local restaurants. Use 48045 as location, then create a report.

D&B Business Summary of Harrison Township (CCD/MDD by County) Q3 2021.  Accessed through Demographics Now database.  (using American Community Survey (ACS) data from us Census bureau)
Demographics Now Database: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?database=dnow Login with your library card.

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