Harris County TX Information

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Harris County Subdivisions

Harris County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,402,046
Population in Households 4,356,872
Population in Familes 3,620,002
Population in Group Qrtrs 45,174
Population Density1 2,584
Diversity Index2 82
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,536,289
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,049,591
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,696,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 841,722 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 694,567 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 160,363 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $192,900
Average Home Value $267,740
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,207
Average Household Income $79,379
Per Capita Income $27,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.4% 1.62%
Households 1.31% 1.61%
Families 1.2% 1.55%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 48 81st
Per Capita Income # 41 84th

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

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