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County population in 2012: 4,253,700 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 3,400,578 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 580,173
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 234,637
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 667,129
Renter-occupied apartments: 620,345 (it was 538,387 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

36%

Land area: 1729 sq. mi.
Water area: 48.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 2418 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harris County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (24.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.0%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Harris County, Texas:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 2,037,405  (41.4%)
Females: 2,055,054  (58.6%)

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Harris County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Harris County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,567 ($42,598 in 1999)
This county:

$50567
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $673 (lower quartile is $529, upper quartile is $876)
This county:

$673
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $132,400 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Harris County:

$132,400
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,400 - $201,700

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $192,109
Here:

$192,109
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,286
Here:

$196,286
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $195,684
Here:

$195,684
State:

$137,980

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,023
Here:

$121,023
State:

$142,391

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,144
Here:

$176,144
State:

$168,745

Mobile homes: $42,167
Here:

$42,167
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $40,887
Here:

$40,887
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,489
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $520

Institutionalized population: 24,427

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Harris County, TX map from a distance

Health of residents in Harris County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is worse than average.
73.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
39.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
78.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
63.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.
28.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,314 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,712 (1.5%)


Harris County household income distribution in 2009 Harris County home values distribution


Harris County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.2%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.2%
Harris County:

17.2%
Texas:

17.2%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harris County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $743 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $990 a month.

Cities in this county include: Houston, Pasadena, Baytown, Spring, Atascocita, La Porte, Channelview, Deer Park, Cloverleaf, South Houston.

Harris County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Harris County:

Carbon Monoxide: 3 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.01 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.019 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.156 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.102 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 49 µg/m3. Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 137 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 29 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.harris.tx.us

Click to draw/clear Harris County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Harris County: Deepwater Power Plant (A), Warren Ranch (B), Sheldon Fish Hatchery (C), Baytown Fairgrounds (D), Baytown Youth Fair (E), Cypress Plaza (F), Cypress Station (G), Great Southwest Equestrian Center (H), Houston Port Authority (I), Inverness Forest (J), Tealbrook (K), Willow Dell (L), Cedar Bayou (M), East River Lookout (N), Peter and Sophie Wunderlich Farm (O), Letter M Ranch (P), Luce (Q), Boheman Hall (R), Camp Holden (S), Cy - Fair Volunteer Fire Department Station 11 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Oaks Shopping Center (1), Beechnut Village Shopping Center (2), Camden Oaks Shopping Center (3), Champion Forest Shopping Center (4), Champions Forest Plaza Shopping Center (5), Champions Village I Shopping Center (6), Chasewood Village Shopping Center (7), Clay Hill Plaza Shopping Center (8), Copperfield Village Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harris County include: Cy Fair Baptist Church (A), Cornerstone Baptist Church (B), Coady Baptist Church (C), Champion Forest Baptist Church (D), Central Baptist Church Northwest (E), Calvary Baptist Church Tomball (F), Calvary Baptist Chapel Church (G), Brookhollow Baptist Church (H), First Baptist West Houston Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Baker Cemetery (2), Baytown Memorial Cemetery (3), Mueschkle Cemetery (4), Bonin Cemetery (5), Budde Cemetery (6), Houston National Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bakers Lake (A), Tank Lake (B), West Camp Lake (C), Black Lake (D), McCracken Lake (E), Isabell Lake (F), Taylor Pond (G), Copeland Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walnut Creek (A), Vince Bayou (B), Tucker Bayou (C), Sugar Creek (D), Patrick Bayou (E), Panther Branch (F), Turkey Creek (G), Kickapoo Creek (H), Little Mound Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Harris County include: Lake Houston State Park (1), Kiein Park (2), L T May Park (3), Katy Park (4), Jesse H Jones County Park (5), Spring Creek Park (6), Spring Klein Park (7), Northwood Park (8), Mercer Paril Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brazoria County , Chambers County , Fort Bend County , Galveston County , Liberty County , Montgomery County , Waller County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 186,214
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 756,548 (30% naturalized citizens)

Harris County:

22.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.5%

Harris County marital status for males
Harris County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Harris County with a mortgage: 422,134 (19,866 second mortgage, 21,648 home equity loan, 535 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 177,074

Here:

70.4% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.38%
Here50.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,713,211
Total congregations: 1,587

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim Estimate Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents618,649 (36.1%)485,075 (28.3%)170,618 (10.0%)47,568 (2.8%)43,750 (2.6%)
Congregations106 (6.7%)365 (23.0%)142 (8.9%)33 (2.1%)15 (0.9%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents40,001 (2.3%)38,142 (2.2%)35,900 (2.1%)34,175 (2.0%)199,333 (11.6%)
Congregations44 (2.8%)53 (3.3%)21 (1.3%)49 (3.1%)759 (47.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Harris County - Houston, Pasadena, Baytown, Spring, Atascocita

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 737
This county:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 41
Harris County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 530
Harris County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,321
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2,302
Harris County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Harris County:

17.1%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Harris County:

Average size of farms: 124 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,565
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $786.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,272
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,697
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.12%
Corn for grain: 4884 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 262 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1116 harvested acres
Vegetables: 698 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 758 acres

Tornado activity:

Harris County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 6.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 11 fatalities and 317 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/31/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Harris County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Harris County (%):





Harris County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,147,906 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 221,853 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 59,695 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 339 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 170 (0%)
  • Railroad: 209 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 98 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,541 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1,766 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4,800 (0%)
  • Walked: 26,747 (2%)
  • Other means: 14,274 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 36,195 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Harris County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Harris County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $57,972.

6.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Texas average:

8.37%


0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,594 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.21%
Texas average:

0.20%

2.90% relocated from other counties in Texas ($18,478 average AGI)
3.50% relocated from other states ($20,983 average AGI)
Harris County:

3.50%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.99% ($19,602 average AGI)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.55% ($50,272)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.34% ($45,547)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.25% ($26,150)
from Galveston County, TX  0.24% ($42,474)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.19% ($42,309)
from Travis County, TX  0.14% ($49,574)


5.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Texas average:

7.44%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,819 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.11%
Texas average:

0.11%

3.56% relocated to other counties in Texas ($32,349 average AGI)
1.81% relocated to other states ($19,300 average AGI)
Harris County:

1.81%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.87% ($48,053 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.52% ($58,944)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.31% ($53,300)
to Galveston County, TX  0.29% ($51,807)
to Travis County, TX  0.17% ($52,053)
to Dallas County, TX  0.13% ($56,417)
to Bexar County, TX  0.11% ($41,015)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.4

Births per 1000 population in Harris County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Harris County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Harris County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 297,637 (255,791 aged, 41,846 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.82
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11178.9
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 265.920
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30506.23

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1900.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 568.5
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.77

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80.53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.02
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6293.063

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.4
  • Cut/Pierce - 9.5
  • Suffocation - 3.0
  • Fire/Burn - 1.1
  • Struck by/against - 1.1
  • Other - 13.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.0
  • Suffocation - 17.9
  • Poisoning - 17.2
  • Fall - 2.4
  • Cut/Pierce - 1.3
  • Other - 3.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,047,935

Size of family households: 323,497 2-persons, 227,499 3-persons, 209,515 4-persons, 122,042 5-persons, 57,005 6-persons, 46,094 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 361,888 1-person, 71,663 2-persons, 10,041 3-persons, 3,733 4-persons, 1,314 5-persons, 501 6-persons, 363 7-or-more-persons.

63.8% of residents of Harris County speak English at home.
28.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $15,798,626,000 ($4335 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $874,610,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $4,921,784,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,132,368,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $27,068,000
Federal grants: $3,350,973,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,565,433,000 ($459,738,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,801,000,000 ($142,009,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,435,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,166,395,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,085,618,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 343,524
Here:

93 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 107,111
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +183,129
Here:

+50 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -122,915
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Harris County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 331.57 millions of gallons per day (93% from ground, 7% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Harris County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,698
  • 2 rooms: 12,129
  • 3 rooms: 46,801
  • 4 rooms: 44,419
  • 5 rooms: 126,554
  • 6 rooms: 156,333
  • 7 rooms: 112,140
  • 8 rooms: 80,851
  • 9+ rooms: 86,204
  • 1 room: 46,158
  • 2 rooms: 91,334
  • 3 rooms: 128,302
  • 4 rooms: 125,654
  • 5 rooms: 85,129
  • 6 rooms: 38,265
  • 7 rooms: 14,239
  • 8 rooms: 5,996
  • 9+ rooms: 3,310
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harris County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12,079
  • 1 bedroom: 28,897
  • 2 bedrooms: 106,625
  • 3 bedrooms: 320,581
  • 4 bedrooms: 172,131
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26,816
  • no bedroom: 54,747
  • 1 bedroom: 220,012
  • 2 bedrooms: 178,804
  • 3 bedrooms: 69,911
  • 4 bedrooms: 13,802
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,111
Cars and other vehicles available in Harris County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 23,719
  • 1 vehicle: 180,089
  • 2 vehicles: 326,273
  • 3 vehicles: 103,652
  • 4 vehicles: 26,634
  • 5+ vehicles: 6,762
  • no vehicle: 80,685
  • 1 vehicle: 289,436
  • 2 vehicles: 141,194
  • 3 vehicles: 21,407
  • 4 vehicles: 3,856
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,809

51% of Harris County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Texas.

Harris County:

50.7%
State average:

51.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harris County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.3%)
  • Electricity (30.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Electricity (75.1%)
  • Utility gas (23.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31,833
Here:

7.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14,135
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22,891
Here:

15.3%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Harris County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Harris County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Harris County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Harris County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Harris County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Harris County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 642 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17,584$137,29218,404$205,33933,241$192,7212,270$59,94192$4,408,7933,307$125,650131$66,786
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1,050$129,2101,647$209,0673,885$164,124485$43,9754$2,389,750332$127,44981$53,210
APPLICATIONS DENIED3,728$124,9003,989$161,40516,635$151,0915,109$34,80835$4,198,8571,715$102,998238$48,496
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2,462$135,3402,905$203,1499,286$167,647874$69,94614$3,815,357746$117,10332$56,156
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS611$121,059620$214,1052,632$171,228387$53,1602$2,751,500218$115,64723$54,391
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 544 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,856$191,2821,369$183,15241$128,439
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1,218$184,474575$177,748110$121,064
APPLICATIONS DENIED575$186,101295$182,02021$162,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN262$184,721151$184,0005$199,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS154$157,07139$140,12824$100,542
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Harris County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10,60677.4 years
John10,24471.6 years
James9,69969.3 years
William8,88272.4 years
Robert7,62668.7 years
Charles5,44869.7 years
George4,62673.0 years
Willie4,07473.1 years
Dorothy3,68075.2 years
Joseph3,44871.4 years
Most common last names in Harris County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5,66372.4 years
Williams5,06472.1 years
Johnson4,72071.2 years
Jones3,95171.9 years
Brown3,18771.6 years
Davis3,09271.8 years
Jackson2,40171.2 years
Thomas2,05171.0 years
Wilson2,01972.8 years
Taylor1,92371.8 years
Businesses in Harris County, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness27Journeys11
ALDO7KFC60
AMF Bowling6Kincaid5
AT&T63Knights Inn3
Abercrombie & Fitch4Kohl's10
Abercrombie Kids4Kroger72
Ace Hardware19LA Fitness11
Aeropostale6La Quinta30
American Eagle Outfitters6La-Z-Boy10
Ann Taylor15Lane Bryant11
Apple Store3Lane Furniture56
Applebee's9LensCrafters5
Arby's20Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ashley Furniture5Little Caesars Pizza52
AutoZone84Long John Silver's22
Avenue12Lowe's18
BMW4Macy's12
Bakers5MainStay1
Bally Total Fitness10Marriott41
Banana Republic6Marshalls18
Baskin-Robbins27MasterBrand Cabinets52
Bath & Body Works17McDonald's200
Baymont Inn2Men's Wearhouse10
Bebe2Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond10Motel 611
Ben & Jerry's3Motherhood Maternity23
Bentleymotors.Com1New Balance20
Best Western13New York & Co8
Blockbuster51Nike185
Brooks Brothers4Nordstrom2
Brookstone4Office Depot33
Budget Car Rental14OfficeMax12
Burger King84Old Navy12
CVS112Olive Garden10
Cache3On The Border1
CarMax2Outback9
Casual Male XL9Outback Steakhouse9
Catherines10Pac Sun4
Charlotte Russe4Panda Express24
Chick-Fil-A36Panera Bread12
Chico's10Papa John's Pizza27
Chipotle20Payless68
Chuck E. Cheese's11Penske23
Church's Chicken95PetSmart19
Cinnabon 7Pier 1 Imports15
Clarks3Pizza Hut71
Cold Stone Creamery3Popeyes72
Coldwater Creek4Quality4
Comfort Inn4Quiznos57
Comfort Suites12RadioShack66
Costco3Ramada2
Cracker Barrel4Red Lobster8
Crate & Barrel1Red Robin4
Cricket Wireless316Red Roof Inn3
Crossland Economy Studios2Rodeway Inn3
Curves28Rooms To Go7
DHL95Rue216
Dairy Queen26Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing4
Days Inn4SAS Shoes6
Deb1SONIC Drive-In100
Decora Cabinetry11Safeway22
Dennys41Saks Fifth Avenue1
Discount Tire50Sam's Club11
Domino's Pizza39Sears36
DressBarn9Sephora9
Dunkin Donuts4Shoe Carnival8
Econo Lodge6Sleep Inn1
Eddie Bauer2Soma Intimates4
Ethan Allen3Spencer Gifts2
Express7Sprint Nextel54
Extended Stay America6Staples9
Extended Stay Deluxe6Starbucks174
Famous Footwear16Steak 'n Shake2
Fashion Bug2Studio 65
FedEx564Studio Plus Deluxe Studios2
Finish Line8Subway171
Firestone Complete Auto Care39Super 819
Foot Locker13T-Mobile191
Forever 215T.G.I. Driday's6
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T.J.Maxx9
GNC54Taco Bell83
GameStop55Talbots9
Gap10Target23
Goodwill6The Athlete's Foot3
Gymboree7The Cheesecake Factory2
H&R Block115The Limited3
Haworth3The Room Place11
Hobby Lobby12Torrid4
Holiday Inn62Toys"R"Us16
Hollister Co.4True Value10
Home Depot26U-Haul152
Homestead Studio Suites3UPS493
Hot Topic4Urban Outfitters3
Howard Johnson3Vans34
Hyatt3Verizon Wireless39
IHOP26Victoria's Secret8
IZOD1Vons24
InTown Suites11Waffle House13
J. Jill2Walgreens132
J.Crew2Walmart41
JCPenney9Wendy's60
Jack In The Box140Westin3
Jamba Juice11Wet Seal2
Jimmy John's17Whole Foods Market4
JoS. A. Bank10Wingate1
Jones New York37YMCA21
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