Harris County TX Information

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Harris County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Harris County TX Housing Affordability Index is 121
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Harris County TX Wealth Index is 95
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,758,238
Population in Households 4,708,625
Population in Familes 3,924,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 49,613
Population Density 2,793
Diversity Index1 83
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,696
Average Household Income $89,177
Per Capita Income $31,107
Wealth Index3 95

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,805,549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 900,525 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 756,100 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 148,924 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $198,528
Housing Affordability Index2 121
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,656,625
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,132,360
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.64% 1.51%
Households 1.56% 1.47%
Families 1.51% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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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, 2019 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 Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 40 85th
Per Capita Income # 41 84th

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