Harris County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2013:4,336,853More data
Estimate 2012:4,253,963 
Estimate 2011:4,176,674 
Census 2010:4,092,459More data
Census 2000:3,400,578More data
Population of the County Seat (Houston)
Census 2010:2,099,451 
Census 2000:1,953,631 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Baytown city (pt.):69,205More data
Bellaire city:17,435More data
Bunker Hill Village city:3,783More data
Deer Park city:32,995More data
El Lago city:2,754More data
Friendswood city (pt.):10,730More data
Galena Park city:11,048More data
Hedwig Village city:2,624More data
Hilshire Village city:766More data
Houston city (pt.):2,117,552More data
Humble city:15,392More data
Hunters Creek Village city:4,538More data
Jacinto City city:10,721More data
Jersey Village city:7,792More data
Katy city (pt.):11,743More data
La Porte city:34,469More data
League City city (pt.):1,678More data
Missouri City city (pt.):5,781More data
Morgan's Point city:347More data
Nassau Bay city:4,072More data
Pasadena city:152,272More data
Pearland city (pt.):4,269More data
Piney Point Village city:3,214More data
Seabrook city (pt.):12,433More data
Shoreacres city (pt.):1,551More data
South Houston city:17,336More data
Southside Place city:1,761More data
Spring Valley Village city:3,938More data
Stafford city (pt.):309More data
Taylor Lake Village city:3,621More data
Tomball city (pt.):10,964More data
Waller city (pt.):455More data
Webster city:10,881More data
West University Place city:15,221More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,703.5More data
Water Area:74.0More data
Total Area:1,777.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:2,402.41More data
Ethnicity - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:41.3%More data
Race - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:71.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:19.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:6.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:32.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:18.5%More data
Age - 2012 (Census Bureau)
17 and Under:27.6%More data
65 and Older:8.7%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:32.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2012 (BEA):$52,805More data
Total Personal Income - 2012 (BEA):$224,617,980,000More data
Median Household Income - 2012 (Census Bureau):$51,298More data
Poverty - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:27.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:78.3% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:28.1% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$61,681More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$58,823 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$57,006 
Average Wage Per Job - 2008:$57,748 
Average Wage Per Job - 2007:$55,766 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2011:8.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2010:8.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2009:7.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2008:4.8 
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2010»
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2012
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.400210More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$339,983,807,388More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$290,213,601,650More data
Total Actual Levy:$1,161,463,855More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2013:$N/AMore data
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
CY 2010:$N/A 
CY 2009:$N/A 
INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Road and Bridge - 2012
County Roads, Construction:$1,514,149More data
County Roads, Maintenance:$2,672,917More data
County Roads, Rehabilitation:$0More data
County Bridges, Construction:$0More data
County Bridges, Maintenance:$0More data
County Bridges, Rehabilitation:$0More data
Right of Way Acquisition:$0More data
Utility Construction:$0More data
Other Road Expenditures:$12,618,185More data
Total Road and Bridge Expenditures:$16,805,251More data
Centerline and Lane Miles - 2013
Total Centerline Miles:1,240.0More data
Total Lane Miles:4,920.7More data

Special Districts in Harris County.
School Districts in Harris County.
History of City Tax Rates in Harris County.

Airports in Harris County.
Hospitals in Harris County.
Prisons in Harris County.