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

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2015:4,538,028More data
Estimate 2014:4,447,577 
Estimate 2013:4,352,462 
Estimate 2012:4,262,504 
Estimate 2011:4,181,238 
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.):72,129More data
Bellaire city:18,518More data
Bunker Hill Village city:3,957More data
Deer Park city:33,806More data
El Lago city:2,766More data
Friendswood city (pt.):11,219More data
Galena Park city:11,162More data
Hedwig Village city:2,697More data
Hilshire Village city:811More data
Houston city (pt.):2,248,403More data
Humble city:15,665More data
Hunters Creek Village city:4,756More data
Jacinto City city:10,782More data
Jersey Village city:7,900More data
Katy city (pt.):12,769More data
La Porte city:35,148More data
League City city (pt.):1,848More data
Missouri City city (pt.):6,176More data
Morgan's Point city:353More data
Nassau Bay city:4,100More data
Pasadena city:153,784More data
Pearland city (pt.):4,820More data
Piney Point Village city:3,376More data
Seabrook city (pt.):13,716More data
Shoreacres city (pt.):1,603More data
South Houston city:17,544More data
Southside Place city:1,835More data
Spring Valley Village city:4,191More data
Stafford city (pt.):311More data
Taylor Lake Village city:3,656More data
Tomball city (pt.):11,540More data
Waller city (pt.):459More data
Webster city:11,116More data
West University Place city:15,741More 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
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:98.79More data
Percent Rural:1.21More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:41.8%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:70.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:19.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:7.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:31.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:18.5%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.1%More data
65 and Older:9.2%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:33.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2014 (BEA):$56,896More data
Total Personal Income - 2014 (BEA):$252,694,912,000More data
Median Household Income - 2014 (Census Bureau):$54,230More data
Poverty - 2014 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:79.1% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:29.0% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$65,021More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$64,553 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$61,706 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$58,815 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$56,802 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:7.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.419230More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$472,155,923,085More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$392,800,305,308More data
Total Actual Levy:$1,646,736,720More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Road and Bridge - 2013
Note: Due to a lack of instructions on what expenditures to include in the "Texas County Lateral Road and Bridge Expenditures Yearly Report," some counties include expenditures from all funds (accounts) and some include only expenditures from certain funds. Therefore, the data in this section should be used with caution.
County Roads, Construction:$757,495More data
County Roads, Maintenance:$2,567,257More 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:$12,228,204More data
Total Road and Bridge Expenditures:$15,552,956More data
Centerline and Lane Miles - 2015
Total Centerline Miles:1,272.1More data
Total Lane Miles:5,057.9More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Harris County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Harris County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Harris County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Harris County»

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.