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Quick Facts
  • Population as of 2010 Census:  12,943 (was 12,152 in 2000) 
  • Current Sales Tax:  City of Harrison (temp)- 1.25%
                                         Boone County-  1.25%
                                               Arkansas-   6.5%
                                                       Total  9%

 To see how Harrison compares to the rest of cities in Arkansas,
see July edition of City & Town, page 53 on
this link:   
State Sales Tax Map

  • Chosen as one of the 100 best small towns in America.
  • Land Area (Sq Miles):  10.2
  • Elevation is 1,359 above sea level.
  • Harrison School System has (4) Elementary schools (Skyline Heights, Forest Heights, Eagle Heights, Woodland Heights), (1) Middle School, (1) Jr High School, and (1) Sr High School.  Harrison is also home of North Arkansas Community College.
  • Harrison is the Boone County seat.
  • Access to five major lakes:  Bull Shoals. Norfork, Table Rock, Beaver and Taneycomo.
  • Harrison received its Charter in 1878.
  • Famous flood happened on May 7, 1961.
  • The City of Harrison was named after General M. LaRue Harrison, a surveyor that laid out the city along Crooked Creek at Stifler Springs.

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A new study from SmartAsset ranked the 10 best places to retire in Arkansas. The study considers taxes (both income and sales), the number of doctors’ offices and opportunity for recreation and social life. According to the study, Harrison ranked among the top spots in Arkansas.

Check out the table below for more information on the places that ranked in Arkansas:

RankCityTaxDoctors' Offices per 1,000 PeopleRecreation Centers per 1,000 PeopleRetirement Centers per 1,000 people% of SeniorsBest Place to Retire Index
1 Hot Springs Village, AR 17.4% 0.6 0.6 0.2 61.6% 37.80
2 Mountain Home, AR 17.9% 7.5 1.1 0.4 32.5% 37.71
3 Pocahontas, AR 17.7% 2.1 0.8 0.3 19.8% 25.00
4 Batesville, AR 18.1% 4.7 0.7 0.2 17.5% 24.60
5 Greenbrier, AR 17.0% 3.3 1.0 0.2 10.8% 24.33
6 Crossett, AR 17.9% 1.3 0.4 0.4 20.4% 23.80
7 Harrison, AR 18.2% 4.7 0.5 0.2 17.8% 23.79
8 Mena, AR 19.3% 3.2 0.9 0.4 23.7% 23.49
9 Heber Springs, AR 18.5% 3.1 1.0 0.1 22.1% 22.70
10 Berryville, AR 17.0% 2.2 0.9 0.0 12.9% 21.10
  AR 18.4% 0.8 0.2 0.0 18.3%

More details on the study, including the methodology and interactive map, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/retirement/retirement-calculator#arkansas

 

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