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 2016:4,589,928More data
Estimate 2015:4,533,341 
Estimate 2014:4,441,928 
Estimate 2013:4,346,883 
Estimate 2012:4,259,206 
Estimate 2011:4,179,717 
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.):71,854More data
Bellaire city:18,593More data
Bunker Hill Village city:3,969More data
Deer Park city:33,782More data
El Lago city:2,751More data
Friendswood city (pt.):11,331More data
Galena Park city:11,067More data
Hedwig Village city:2,662More data
Hilshire Village city:815More data
Houston city (pt.):2,254,546More data
Humble city:15,561More data
Hunters Creek Village city:4,792More data
Jacinto City city:10,696More data
Jersey Village city:7,892More data
Katy city (pt.):13,552More data
La Porte city:35,086More data
League City city (pt.):1,893More data
Missouri City city (pt.):6,199More data
Morgan's Point city:351More data
Nassau Bay city:4,064More data
Pasadena city:153,351More data
Pearland city (pt.):5,004More data
Piney Point Village city:3,391More data
Seabrook city (pt.):13,656More data
Shoreacres city (pt.):1,600More data
South Houston city:17,463More data
Southside Place city:1,837More data
Spring Valley Village city:4,224More data
Stafford city (pt.):309More data
Taylor Lake Village city:3,641More data
Tomball city (pt.):11,643More data
Waller city (pt.):489More data
Webster city:11,075More data
West University Place city:15,516More 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 - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:42.4%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:70.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:19.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:7.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:30.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:18.6%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.0%More data
65 and Older:9.8%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:33.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$52,452More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$240,752,454,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$56,415More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:80.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:30.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$67,748More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$69,027 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$68,102 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$65,368 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$64,823 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.416560More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$502,022,868,211More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$423,409,144,550More data
Total Actual Levy:$1,763,753,133More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$N/AMore data
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:179.703More data
US Highways:79.003More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:212.533More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:167.455More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.130More data
Frontage Roads:661.834More data
On-System Subtotal:1,307.658More data
City Streets:7,798.671More data
Certified County Roads:5,403.251More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:128.875More data
Federal Roads:14.043More data
Off-System Subtotal:13,344.840More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:14,652.498More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:1,448.651More data
US Highways:421.787More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:1,065.763More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:669.512More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:14.120More data
Frontage Roads:1,560.148More data
On-System Subtotal:5,179.981More data
City Streets:18,081.804More data
Certified County Roads:11,603.962More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:659.678More data
Federal Roads:28.086More data
Off-System Subtotal:30,373.530More data
County Total:35,553.511More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
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.