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 Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:4,835,125More data
Estimate 2022:4,781,337 
Estimate 2021:4,735,517 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.4,731,145More 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
2020:2,771.68More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:98.87More data
Percent Rural:1.13More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:44.6%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:68.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:20.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:7.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:27.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:19.3%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:25.7%More data
65 and Older:11.7%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:34.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$69,154More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$330,617,356,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$68,748More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:82.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:33.2% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$81,371More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$76,870 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$74,737 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$72,710 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$70,558 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:4.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:9.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.343730More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$725,060,767,989More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$592,832,724,136More data
Total Actual Levy:$2,037,743,923More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:179.746More data
US Highways:78.465More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:225.746More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:167.124More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.948More data
Frontage Roads:720.841More data
On-System Subtotal:1,378.870More data
City Streets:7,893.985More data
Certified County Roads:6,126.532More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:118.637More data
Federal Roads:14.041More data
Off-System Subtotal:14,153.195More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:15,532.065More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:1,608.373More data
US Highways:422.979More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:1,186.082More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:710.385More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.829More data
Frontage Roads:1,702.108More data
On-System Subtotal:5,643.756More data
City Streets:18,356.999More data
Certified County Roads:13,259.324More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:687.223More data
Federal Roads:28.082More data
Off-System Subtotal:32,331.628More data
County Total:37,975.384More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
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.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.