2020 - 2021 Community OVerview
- In 2010, Harrison’s population was approximately 9,000. It is expected that the 2020 Census figures will reflect a population of approximately 13,500, or a 50% increase in 10 years.
- The population in the 45030 zip code is estimated at 18,841. The Harrison/Harrison Township 5-mile radius market area population (from I-74 exit 1) is approximately 30,000.
- In 2020, the City issued 412 building permits and performed 1,493 inspections. That was up from 316 building permits and 1,026 inspections in 2019. Of the 1,493 inspections completed in 2020, 1,240 were for single-family related permits and 253 were for commercial-related permits.
- In 2020, there were 19 new commercial projects in the City of Harrison. The largest of these was the $5 million LifeSpring Community Commons project which contains a coffee shop, daycare, community space, and the LifeSpring Church. Other notable projects approved or initiated in 2020 included the $2 million Cincinnati Asphalt Headquarters Building with 35 employees; DrewFab Fabricators; Carefirst Urgent Care; Five Guys Restaurant; and a new UDF Store prototype.
- In 2020, three new businesses opened in the Downtown District. A new restaurant, The Valley House, is currently under construction in the District for an August 2021 opening.
- The City had been averaging 65 new home starts a year for several years. However, in 2019, the City saw 144 new home starts and in 2020 there were 150 new homes built.
- For the week ending March 12, 2021, homes in the 45030-zip code sold on average for $378,478 and the average price per square foot for houses sold was $143. On Jan. 3, 2020, the average price per square foot was approximately $108.
- As of March 12, the unemployment rate was 3.8%. The median age of residents in 45030 is 40.5.
- JTM Provisions continues to be the City’s largest employer with 589 associates as of March 12, 2021. Even with the COVID-19 slowdown in 2020, the company added a new production line and 50 new associates.
- In 2019, City Council approved the expansion of the City’s pre-1994 Community Reinvestment Area (CRA), by adding 400+ acres where Cincinnati Asphalt is locating. This CRA provides abatements for up to 100% of the building taxes for 10 years. In 2020, that CRA was expanded for the second and final time, to include about 460 additional acres of commercial and industrial property.