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
2,308,900
50%
50.8
Male
2,281,030
50%
49.2
Total Population
4,589,930
 
323,128,000

Harris County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
355,835
7.8% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
348,411
7.6% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
337,748
7.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
312,271
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
322,819
7.0% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
742,905
16.2% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
652,816
14.2% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
576,304
12.6% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
271,036
5.9% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
222,041
4.8% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
279,668
6.1% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
120,039
2.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
48,035
1.0% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,350,810
73.0%
77.2
Female
1,700,020
50.7%
51.3
Male
1,650,780
49.3%
48.7
21 Years and over
3,177,970
69.2%
73.1
62 Years and over
571,037
12.4%
18.8
65 Years and over
447,742
9.8%
15.2
Female
250,233
55.9%
55.8
Male
197,509
44.1%
44.2
Median Age (years)
33
0.0%
0.0

Harris County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,484,760
97.7% 
96.8
White
2,880,990
62.8% 
72.6
Black or African American
874,306
19.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
15,178
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
317,740
6.9% 
5.4
Asian Indian
57,994
1.3% 
1.2
Chinese
53,931
1.2% 
1.3
Filipino
27,944
0.6% 
0.9
Japanese
2,833
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
8,812
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
109,350
2.4% 
0.6
Other Asian
56,876
1.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,839
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
836
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
1,517
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
1,358
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
128
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
392,701
8.6% 
5.1
Two or More Races
105,170
2.3% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,945,620
42.4% 
17.8
Mexican
1,462,580
31.9% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
30,211
0.7% 
1.7
Cuban
34,867
0.8% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
417,958
9.1% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,644,310
57.6% 
82.2

Harris County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
314,085
10.8% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
237,148
8.1% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
686,011
23.6% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
582,013
20.0% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
189,749
6.5% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
582,905
20.0% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
320,933
11.0% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
551,233
18.9%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
2,361,611
81.1%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
903,838
31.0%
31.2

Harris County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,274,938
35.9%
33.7%
Now Married
1,672,506
47.1%
47.5
Divorced
343,022
9.7%
11.0%
Separated
102,976
2.9%
2.0
Widowed
154,492
4.4
5.8%

Harris County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,360,390
55.7%
78.4%
Languages other than english
1,873,700
44.3%
21.6%
Spanish
1,478,520
34.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
133,286
3.1%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
196,698
4.6%
3.5%
Other Languages
65,199
1.5%
1.1%

Harris County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
98,456
6.1%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
72,907
4.5%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
167,482
10.4%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
162,561
10.1%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
210,801
13.1%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
281,297
17.5%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
179,389
11.2%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
217,807
13.6%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
92,851
5.8%
5.8
$200,000 or more
122,848
7.6%
6.4
Median household income
56,377
 
57,617
Per capita income
30,496
 
31,128

Harris County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
67,960
3.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
192,827
8.7%
9.8
Construction
218,444
9.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
419,779
19.0%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
131,970
6.0%
6.6
Information
26,801
1.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
209,348
9.5%
10.1
Other services except public administration
136,305
6.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
289,803
13.1%
11.4
Public administration
57,884
2.6%
4.6
Retail trade
234,589
10.6%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
135,781
6.2%
5.2
Wholesale trade
82,778
3.8%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
257,954
11.7%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
789,815
35.8%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
278,880
12.7%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
485,933
22.0%
23.3%
Service occupations
391,687
17.8%
18.1%

Harris County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,162,110
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,726,200
79.8%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
230,106
10.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
51,105
2.4%
5.1
Walked
34,330
1.6%
2.7
Other means
37,446
1.7%
1.8
Worked at home
82,923
3.8%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
29.3
 
26.6

Harris County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
95,187
5.9%
8.7
1 vehicles
591,670
36.8%
33.2
2 vehicles
612,617
38.1%
37.1
3 or more
306,925
19.1%
21.0

Harris County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,606,400
91.7%
87.6
Owner Occupied
862,465
53.7%
63.1
Renter Occupied
743,934
46.3%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
145,543
8.3%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.5

Harris County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,751,940
1 room
35,785
2.0%
2.4
2 rooms
52,238
3.0%
2.7
3 rooms
250,889
14.3%
9.1
4 rooms
300,041
17.1%
16.5
5 rooms
302,425
17.3%
19.8
6 rooms
301,897
17.2%
17.8
7 rooms
196,440
11.2%
12.0
8 rooms
144,359
8.2%
8.6
9 rooms or more
167,868
9.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Harris County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,751,940
 
 
1-unit, detached
1,001,360
57.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
71,254
4.1%
5.9
2-units
21,553
1.2%
3.6
3 or 4 units
53,528
3.1%
4.4
5 to 9 units
99,062
5.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
189,122
10.8%
4.4
20 or more units
269,799
15.4%
9.0
Mobile home
45,006
2.6%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,256
0.1%
0.1

Harris County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
48,527
2.8%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
60,731
3.5%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
142,330
8.1%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
176,428
10.1%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
365,314
20.9%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
262,677
15.0%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
223,927
12.8%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
337,633
19.3%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
84,090
4.8%
2.8%
2014 or later
50,285
2.9%
1.4%

Harris County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
674,789
42.0%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
13,782
0.9%
4.7
Electricity
905,162
56.3%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
1,187
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
109
0.0%
0.1
Wood
465
0.0%
1.9
Solar energy
393
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,323
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
9,189
0.6%
1.1

Harris County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
526,838
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
4,496
0.9%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
30,368
5.8%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
54,630
10.4%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
57,930
11.0%
11.8%
$500 to $999
69,328
13.2%
20.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
126,885
24.1%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
183,201
34.8%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
241,406
46.0%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
80,888
15.4%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
55,395
10.6%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
32,551
6.2%
7.0%
35.0% or more
114,168
21.8%
21.3%
Not Computed
2,430
0.0%
0.0%

Harris County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
720,835 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
7,194
1.0%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
7,858
1.1%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
18,470
2.6%
4.4%
Less than $500
32,075
4.4%
10.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
86,129
11.9%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
236,254
32.8%
28.3%
$500 to $999
332,855
46.2%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
23,099
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
994
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
87,681
12.4%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
93,286
13.2%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
91,237
12.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
78,821
11.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
63,736
9.0%
9.0%
35.0% or more
290,976
41.2%
40.7%
Not Computed
38,197
0.0%
0.0%

Harris County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
862,465
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
42,962
5.0%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
146,016
16.9%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
180,982
21.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
158,564
18.4%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
148,591
17.2%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
106,787
12.4%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
54,201
6.3%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
24,362
2.8%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
166,600
 
205,000
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