Harris County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:4,780,913More data
Estimate 2021:4,735,287 
Census 2020:4,731,129More data
Census 2010:4,092,459More data
Census 2000:3,400,578More data
Population of the County Seat (Houston)
Census 2020:2,304,580 
Census 2010:2,099,451 
Census 2000:1,953,631 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN HARRIS COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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.):79,479More data
Bellaire city:16,991More data
Bunker Hill Village city:3,776More data
Deer Park city:33,468More data
El Lago city:2,975More data
Friendswood city (pt.):10,514More data
Galena Park city:10,370More data
Hedwig Village city:2,321More data
Hilshire Village city:808More data
Houston city (pt.):2,253,231More data
Humble city:16,336More data
Hunters Creek Village city:4,334More data
Jacinto City city:9,318More data
Jersey Village city:7,602More data
Katy city (pt.):13,370More data
La Porte city:36,569More data
League City city (pt.):2,524More data
Missouri City city (pt.):5,837More data
Morgan's Point city (pt.):268More data
Nassau Bay city:5,164More data
Pasadena city:147,662More data
Pearland city (pt.):8,101More data
Piney Point Village city:3,075More data
Seabrook city (pt.):13,708More data
Shoreacres city (pt.):1,524More data
South Houston city:15,860More data
Southside Place city:1,845More data
Spring Valley Village city:4,260More data
Stafford city (pt.):267More data
Taylor Lake Village city:3,696More data
Tomball city (pt.):13,585More data
Waller city (pt.):968More data
Webster city:12,177More data
West University Place city:14,792More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,707.0More data
Water Area:70.4More data
Total Area:1,777.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:2,771.67More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:98.79More data
Percent Rural:1.21More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:44.4%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:69.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:20.3%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:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:27.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:19.1%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.3%More data
65 and Older:11.4%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:34.4More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$65,869More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$311,430,719,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$63,539More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:81.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:32.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$76,870More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$74,737 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$72,710 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$70,558 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$68,536 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:9.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.376930More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$629,207,572,876More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$525,985,703,779More data
Total Actual Levy:$1,982,597,913More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:179.746More data
US Highways:78.465More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:229.767More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:167.133More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.948More data
Frontage Roads:715.895More data
On-System Subtotal:1,377.954More data
City Streets:7,903.276More data
Certified County Roads:5,966.683More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:111.871More data
Federal Roads:14.041More data
Off-System Subtotal:13,995.871More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:15,373.825More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:1,608.373More data
US Highways:422.977More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:1,217.062More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:710.243More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.829More data
Frontage Roads:1,694.803More data
On-System Subtotal:5,667.287More data
City Streets:18,378.787More data
Certified County Roads:12,877.596More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:645.214More data
Federal Roads:28.082More data
Off-System Subtotal:31,929.679More data
County Total:37,596.966More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Harris County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.