Harrisville is a census-designated place (CDP) and village in the town of Burrillville. The town is part of Providence County, which in turn is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area. It has a total area of 0.9 square miles. 0.04 square miles of the area is water, and the rest is land. A historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places is a major part of the village.
Manufacturing, construction, retail trade and health care and social assistance are the major commercial activities here. There are two elementary schools, one middle and one high school in the public schooling system. The closest hospital is Southampton Hospital, located about 83 miles away in Southampton, New York. The cost of living here is 28.40% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 46 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 93. Snowfall is about 30 inches annually.