Harris County, Texas Population 2018

Harris County, Texas's estimated population is 4,652,980 with a growth rate of 4.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harris County, Texas is the 1st largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20174,652,980218,7234.93%
20164,434,257-182,784-3.96%
20164,617,04165,6791.44%
20154,551,36298,6672.22%
20144,452,69599,1782.28%
20134,353,51790,8282.13%
20124,262,68981,8731.96%
20114,180,81672,9621.78%
20104,107,8541,289,65545.76%
19902,818,199408,65216.96%
19802,409,547667,63538.33%
19701,741,912498,75440.12%
19601,243,158436,45754.10%
1950806,701277,74052.51%
1940528,961169,63347.21%
1930359,328172,66192.50%
1920186,66770,97461.35%
1910115,69351,90781.38%
190063,78626,53771.24%
189037,2499,26433.10%
188027,98510,61061.06%
187017,3758,30591.57%
18609,0704,40294.30%
18504,6680.00%

Harris County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White2,804,918
Black or African American839,349
Some Other Race371,689
Asian295,792
Two or More Races99,658
American Indian and Alaska Native19,696
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,155

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Harris County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Harris County, Texas Median Age

32.9


Total

32.2


Male

33.7


Female

Harris County, Texas Adults

There are 3,228,139 adults, (407,952 of which are seniors) in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County, Texas Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Harris County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

2,228,915

50.27%

Male

2,205,342

49.73%

Harris County, Texas Households and Families

Harris County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harris County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.1%27.9%
All54.5%45.5%
Male43.3%56.7%
Female40%60%
Non Family37.9%62.1%

54.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harris County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,536,2592.8654.5
Married718,3333.5972.1
Non Family490,3911.2537.9
Female239,4623.740
Male88,0733.5743.3

3.52

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harris County, Texas Households

Harris County, Texas Education

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade307,88011.02%
9th to 12th Grade246,1448.81%
High School Graduate650,31823.29%
Some College580,39120.78%
Associates Degree167,9506.01%
Bachelors Degree538,08919.27%
Graduate Degree301,81810.81%

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,019,061968,454472,905
Hispanic1,014,928602,124120,898
Black519,448461,902122,970
Other Race213,838120,95719,759
Asian208,349177,683110,195
Multiple Races44,58837,64414,455
Native American11,6418,3991,833
Islander1,6321,412312

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 52.89%.

Harris County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,556$41,914$30,505
Less Than High School$21,075$25,268$15,060
High School Grad$27,276$32,010$21,653
Some College$35,739$42,452$30,267
Bachelors Degree$56,849$71,268$49,220
Graduate Degree$75,728$100,080$60,602

$36,556

Average Earnings

$41,914

Average Male

$30,505

Average Female

Harris County, Texas Language

Harris County, Texas Language by Age

Harris County, Texas Language

56.64% of Harris County, Texas residents speak only English, while 43.36% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.39% of the population.

Harris County, Texas Poverty

Harris County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,843,028434,61323.58%
Black825,081186,47622.60%
White1,368,54397,7267.14%
Other369,00788,02123.85%
Asian292,53836,53912.49%
Multiple98,79015,41415.60%
Native19,6164,72824.10%
Islander3,05745514.88%

17.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.70%

Male Poverty Rate

19.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harris County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is Native, with 24.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is White, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.70%.

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.82%
High School16.24%
Some College10.53%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.81%
Male Unemployed28.38%
Female Employed9.78%
Male Employed7.65%

Harris County, Texas Income

Harris County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,584$83,156
Families$63,720$93,275
Married Families$82,180$113,719
Non Families$39,586$57,853

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Harris County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Harris County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Harris County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Harris County, Texas Veterans

Harris County, Texas Veterans by War

168,120

Number of Veterans

152,747

Male Veterans

15,373

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam53,987
First Gulf War36,375
Second Gulf War33,995
Korea12,965
World War II7,705

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5448,083
65 to 7437,467
75+30,414
55 to 6429,648
18 to 3422,508

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White117,9175.75%
Black38,4016.29%
Hispanic27,1152.22%
Other4,9371.92%
Asian2,9811.27%
2 or More2,9315.22%
Indian7435.35%
Hawaiian2109.29%

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harris County, Texas Employment Status

Harris County, Texas Employment by Age

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Harris County, Texas Employment by Race

Harris County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Harris County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Houston 210027723034822032059.68%
Pasadena14928515335140662.72%
Pearland 899101135702366026.32%
League City 835631020101844722.08%
Baytown 717097599242835.97%
Missouri City 6682474561773711.58%
Friendswood 358943939635029.76%
La Porte338063508612803.79%
Deer Park320103378217725.54%
Bellaire1685218593174110.33%
Stafford 17722184227003.95%
South Houston16995174634682.75%
Katy 1410917116300721.31%
Humble15127155614342.87%
West University Place14560155169566.57%
Seabrook 1194513656171114.32%
Tomball 10691116439528.90%
Webster10624110754514.25%
Galena Park10908110671591.46%
Jacinto City10553106961431.36%
Jersey Village760778922853.75%
Hunters Creek Village437647924169.51%
Spring Valley Village3715422450913.70%
Nassau Bay40024064621.55%
Bunker Hill Village365039693198.74%
Taylor Lake Village35553641862.42%
Piney Point Village313133912608.30%
Waller 2330276743718.76%
El Lago27142751371.36%
Hedwig Village254026621224.80%
Southside Place171518371227.11%
Shoreacres 149016001107.38%
Hilshire Village746815699.25%
Morgan's Point339351123.54%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990