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 2018:4,698,619More data
Estimate 2017:4,664,159 
Estimate 2016:4,629,189 
Estimate 2015:4,561,939 
Estimate 2014:4,458,709 
Estimate 2013:4,355,158 
Estimate 2012:4,264,193 
Estimate 2011:4,179,796 
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.):72,879 
Bellaire city:18,966 
Bunker Hill Village city:3,982 
Deer Park city:33,931 
El Lago city:2,727 
Friendswood city (pt.):11,575 
Galena Park city:10,931 
Hedwig Village city:2,669 
Hilshire Village city:819 
Houston city (pt.):2,278,069 
Humble city:16,041 
Hunters Creek Village city:4,891 
Jacinto City city:10,625 
Jersey Village city:7,962 
Katy city (pt.):15,251 
La Porte city:35,423 
League City city (pt.):1,984 
Missouri City city (pt.):6,273 
Morgan's Point city (pt.):345 
Nassau Bay city:4,037 
Pasadena city:153,219 
Pearland city (pt.):5,237 
Piney Point Village city:3,449 
Seabrook city (pt.):14,291 
Shoreacres city (pt.):1,611 
South Houston city:17,583 
Southside Place city:1,881 
Spring Valley Village city:4,333 
Stafford city (pt.):309 
Taylor Lake Village city:3,625 
Tomball city (pt.):11,761 
Waller city (pt.):600 
Webster city:11,201 
West University Place city:15,676 
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 - 2017 (BEA):$53,188More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$247,482,118,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$58,664More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:80.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:30.5% 
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 - 2018:4.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.0 
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:$1,889,218,596More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$N/AMore data
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:179.471More data
US Highways:78.358More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:212.194More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:166.990More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.948More data
Frontage Roads:655.954More data
On-System Subtotal:1,299.915More data
City Streets:7,801.437More data
Certified County Roads:5,514.564More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:128.873More data
Federal Roads:14.041More data
Off-System Subtotal:13,458.915More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:14,758.830More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:1,446.756More data
US Highways:422.377More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:1,061.695More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:666.182More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.766More data
Frontage Roads:1,541.692More data
On-System Subtotal:5,152.468More data
City Streets:18,118.607More data
Certified County Roads:11,853.806More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:661.126More data
Federal Roads:28.082More data
Off-System Subtotal:30,661.621More data
County Total:35,814.089More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
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.