Harris County TX Information


Harris County Subdivisions

Harris County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,314,900
Population in Households 4,269,130
Population in Familes 3,549,929
Population in Group Qrtrs 45,770
Population Density1 2,533
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 1,506,570
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,029,423
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,666,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 831,185 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 675,385 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 159,938 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $180,759
Average Home Value $249,540


Median Household Income $53,710
Average Household Income $77,010
Per Capita Income $27,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.25% 1.56%
Households 1.15% 1.54%
Families 1.03% 1.47%
Median Household Income   3.84%
Per Capita Income   3.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Harris County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harris County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 100th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 45 83rd
Per Capita Income # 40 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.