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 2019:4,713,325More data
Estimate 2018:4,680,045 
Estimate 2017:4,657,972 
Estimate 2016:4,623,960 
Estimate 2015:4,557,846 
Estimate 2014:4,455,994 
Estimate 2013:4,353,187 
Estimate 2012:4,263,094 
Estimate 2011:4,179,568 
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.):72,879More data
Bellaire city:18,966More data
Bunker Hill Village city:3,982More data
Deer Park city:33,931More data
El Lago city:2,727More data
Friendswood city (pt.):11,575More data
Galena Park city:10,931More data
Hedwig Village city:2,669More data
Hilshire Village city:819More data
Houston city (pt.):2,278,069More data
Humble city:16,041More data
Hunters Creek Village city:4,891More data
Jacinto City city:10,625More data
Jersey Village city:7,962More data
Katy city (pt.):15,251More data
La Porte city:35,423More data
League City city (pt.):1,984More data
Missouri City city (pt.):6,273More data
Morgan's Point city (pt.):345More data
Nassau Bay city:4,037More data
Pasadena city:153,219More data
Pearland city (pt.):5,237More data
Piney Point Village city:3,449More data
Seabrook city (pt.):14,291More data
Shoreacres city (pt.):1,611More data
South Houston city:17,583More data
Southside Place city:1,881More data
Spring Valley Village city:4,333More data
Stafford city (pt.):309More data
Taylor Lake Village city:3,625More data
Tomball city (pt.):11,761More data
Waller city (pt.):600More data
Webster city:11,201More data
West University Place city:15,676More 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 - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:43.3%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:69.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:19.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:7.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:29.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:18.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.6%More data
65 and Older:10.5%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:33.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$56,474More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$265,351,328,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$60,241More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:31.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$70,558More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$68,536 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$67,748 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$69,027 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$68,102 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.418580More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$529,092,000,000More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$451,340,000,000More data
Total Actual Levy:$1,889,218,596More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:179.471More data
US Highways:78.358More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:212.190More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:166.995More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.948More data
Frontage Roads:658.622More data
On-System Subtotal:1,302.584More data
City Streets:7,801.086More data
Certified County Roads:5,514.450More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:128.873More data
Federal Roads:14.041More data
Off-System Subtotal:13,458.450More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:14,761.034More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:1,446.756More data
US Highways:422.379More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:1,063.656More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:673.114More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.766More data
Frontage Roads:1,550.037More data
On-System Subtotal:5,169.708More data
City Streets:18,117.341More data
Certified County Roads:11,861.734More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:751.428More data
Federal Roads:28.082More data
Off-System Subtotal:30,758.585More data
County Total:35,928.293More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Harris County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.