Harris County, TX Demographic Data

Harris County, TX Summary

Harris County is located in Texas
  • Population: 4,253,700
  • Area: 1,777.48 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 1,703.48 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 74.01 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 2,393.10 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 78.74 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Harris County, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
2,280,520
50%
50.8
Male
2,257,510
50%
49.2
Total Population
4,538,030
 
321,419,000

Harris County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
348,140
7.7% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
354,805
7.8% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
327,670
7.2% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
308,092
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
327,682
7.2% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
734,727
16.2% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
648,514
14.3% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
574,179
12.7% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
258,488
5.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
227,608
5.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
266,351
5.9% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
119,774
2.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
41,998
0.9% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,313,620
73.0%
77.1
Female
1,679,970
50.7%
51.4
Male
1,633,650
49.3%
48.6
21 Years and over
3,137,190
69.1%
72.9
62 Years and over
557,805
12.3%
18.3
65 Years and over
428,123
9.4%
14.9
Female
239,674
56.0%
55.9
Male
188,449
44.0%
44.1
Median Age (years)
33
NR
NR

Harris County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,435,480
97.7% 
96.9
White
2,899,190
63.9% 
73.1
Black or African American
856,485
18.9% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
16,777
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
314,955
6.9% 
5.4
Asian Indian
64,178
1.4% 
1.2
Chinese
57,293
1.3% 
1.3
Filipino
29,775
0.7% 
0.9
Japanese
5,437
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
9,738
0.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
90,513
2.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
58,021
1.3% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,146
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
346,921
7.6% 
4.8
Two or More Races
102,550
2.3% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,904,960
42.0% 
17.6
Mexican
1,440,530
31.7% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
28,823
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
24,940
0.5% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
410,664
9.0% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,633,070
58.0% 
82.4

Harris County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
324,380
11.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
249,011
8.7% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
678,238
23.6% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
586,166
20.4% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
176,175
6.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
546,131
19.0% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
311,538
10.8% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
573,391
20.0%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
2,298,248
79.9%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
857,669
29.8%
30.6

Harris County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,269,879
36.2%
33.5%
Now Married
1,646,654
46.9%
47.5
Divorced
340,731
9.7%
11.0%
Separated
103,577
3.0%
2.1
Widowed
146,572
4.2
5.8%

Harris County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,347,360
56.0%
78.5%
Languages other than english
1,842,530
44.0%
21.5%
Spanish
1,442,050
34.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
143,227
3.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
190,372
4.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
66,883
1.6%
1.0%

Harris County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
99,734
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
73,537
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
163,365
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
155,141
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
212,937
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
278,200
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
181,050
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
212,794
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
90,682
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
116,142
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
56,629
 
55,775
Per capita income
30,105
 
29,979

Harris County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
78,111
3.5%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
198,199
9.0%
9.8
Construction
221,125
10.0%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
405,906
18.4%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
132,054
6.0%
6.5
Information
28,776
1.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
212,800
9.7%
10.3
Other services except public administration
117,747
5.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
281,919
12.8%
11.3
Public administration
52,308
2.4%
4.6
Retail trade
246,327
11.2%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
147,992
6.7%
5.1
Wholesale trade
80,188
3.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
253,221
11.5%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
755,275
34.3%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
296,842
13.5%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
512,987
23.3%
23.6%
Service occupations
385,127
17.5%
18.0%

Harris County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,160,380
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,728,510
80.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
219,299
10.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
59,734
2.8%
5.2
Walked
32,036
1.5%
2.8
Other means
44,075
2.0%
1.8
Worked at home
76,725
3.6%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
30.0
 
26.0

Harris County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
96,181
6.1%
8.9
1 vehicles
585,338
37.0%
33.5
2 vehicles
612,055
38.7%
37.2
3 or more
290,008
18.3%
20.3

Harris County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,583,580
92.0%
87.7
Owner Occupied
839,066
53.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
744,516
47.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
136,988
8.0%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Harris County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,720,570
1 room
37,459
2.2%
2.3
2 rooms
49,957
2.9%
2.5
3 rooms
243,797
14.2%
9.0
4 rooms
290,823
16.9%
16.6
5 rooms
319,176
18.6%
20.0
6 rooms
293,975
17.1%
17.9
7 rooms
185,977
10.8%
12.1
8 rooms
133,460
7.8%
8.5
9 rooms or more
165,946
9.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Harris County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,720,570
 
 
1-unit, detached
970,135
56.4%
61.4
1-unit, attached
72,954
4.2%
5.8
2-units
23,854
1.4%
3.7
3 or 4 units
54,147
3.1%
4.5
5 to 9 units
104,582
6.1%
4.8
10 to 19 units
193,596
11.3%
4.6
20 or more units
254,187
14.8%
8.8
Mobile home
45,384
2.6%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,731
0.1%
0.1

Harris County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
46,878
2.7%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
51,974
3.0%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
133,883
7.8%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
178,040
10.3%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
359,996
20.9%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
277,692
16.1%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
226,177
13.1%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
346,144
20.1%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
83,743
4.9%
2.5%
2014 or later
16,043
0.9%
0.5%

Harris County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
659,796
41.7%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
16,691
1.1%
4.7
Electricity
896,310
56.6%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
1,343
0.1%
5.1
Coal or coke
32
0.0%
0.1
Wood
682
0.0%
2.0
Solar energy
203
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,449
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
7,076
0.4%
1.2

Harris County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
514,801
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
2,736
0.5%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
31,945
6.2%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
47,992
9.3%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
55,189
10.7%
11.8%
$500 to $999
71,072
13.8%
20.5%
$1,500 to 1,999
122,912
23.9%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
182,955
35.5%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
240,875
47.0%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
82,360
16.1%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
52,055
10.2%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
31,646
6.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
105,496
20.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
2,369
NR
NR

Harris County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
722,220 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
7,858
1.1%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
8,500
1.2%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
16,653
2.3%
4.1%
Less than $500
31,303
4.3%
11.0%
$1,500 to $1,999
70,043
9.7%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
223,903
31.0%
27.9%
$500 to $999
363,960
50.4%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
22,296
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
958
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
91,040
12.9%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
95,341
13.5%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
90,339
12.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
79,001
11.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
65,746
9.3%
9.2%
35.0% or more
284,316
40.3%
41.4%
Not Computed
38,733
NR
NR

Harris County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
839,066
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
48,374
5.8%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
152,186
18.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
196,886
23.5%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
148,579
17.7%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
125,096
14.9%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
91,981
11.0%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
53,001
6.3%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
22,963
2.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
156,000
 
194,500
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