Harris County, Texas Population 2018

Harris County, Texas's estimated population is 4,652,980 with a growth rate of 0.78% 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
20174,525,519-127,461-2.74%
20174,652,98035,9390.78%
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
White2,864,288
Black or African American857,122
Some Other Race368,849
Asian309,400
Two or More Races103,304
American Indian and Alaska Native19,465
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,091

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Harris County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

50,000100,000150,000200,000 Male Population50,000100,000150,000200,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Harris County, Texas Median Age

33.1


Total

32.4


Male

33.9


Female

Harris County, Texas Adults

There are 3,300,460 adults, (432,729 of whom are seniors) in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County, Texas Age Dependency

57.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Harris County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

2,274,459

50.26%

Male

2,251,060

49.74%

Harris County, Texas Households and Families

Harris County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Harris County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.3%27.7%
All54.7%45.3%
Male43.8%56.2%
Female39.8%60.2%
Non Family38.2%61.8%

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harris County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,562,8132.8754.7
Married734,1083.5972.3
Non Family496,1641.2638.2
Female243,2223.739.8
Male89,3193.643.8

3.52

Average Family Size

2.87

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 Grade311,98210.89%
9th to 12th Grade245,6168.57%
High School Graduate668,15423.32%
Some College586,37520.47%
Associates Degree178,4966.23%
Bachelors Degree559,39319.53%
Graduate Degree314,84810.99%

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,053,584634,293130,713
White1,024,794976,580483,413
Black535,795478,871128,431
Asian220,331189,087117,932
Other Race214,487124,01820,622
Multiple Races45,75238,62815,362
Native American11,5218,4122,105
Islander1,5661,333344

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 53.52%.

Harris County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,409$42,706$31,287
Less Than High School$21,864$26,217$15,349
High School Grad$28,520$33,016$22,348
Some College$36,455$44,174$30,791
Bachelors Degree$58,413$72,569$50,744
Graduate Degree$76,936$100,048$61,676

$37,409

Average Earnings

$42,706

Average Male

$31,287

Average Female

Harris County, Texas Language

Harris County, Texas Language by Age

Harris County, Texas Language

56.26% of Harris County, Texas residents speak only English, while 43.74% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.61% of the population.

Harris County, Texas Poverty

Harris County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,897,381428,34022.58%
Black843,007183,51621.77%
White1,371,73096,2957.02%
Other366,37484,64323.10%
Asian306,14835,00011.43%
Multiple102,37315,91415.55%
Native19,4264,29522.11%
Islander2,99567622.57%

16.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.16%

Male Poverty Rate

18.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harris County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is Other, with 23.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is White, with 7.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.07%.

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.90%
High School15.85%
Some College10.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.19%
Male Unemployed26.85%
Female Employed9.52%
Male Employed7.31%

Harris County, Texas Income

Harris County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,791$86,158
Families$66,136$96,779
Married Families$84,898$117,912
Non Families$40,747$59,398

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Harris County, Texas Veterans

Harris County, Texas Veterans by War

163,317

Number of Veterans

147,670

Male Veterans

15,647

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam53,223
First Gulf War36,096
Second Gulf War34,622
Korea12,072
World War II6,160

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5446,863
65 to 7438,249
75+29,665
55 to 6427,936
18 to 3420,604

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White114,9415.48%
Black36,7215.87%
Hispanic26,6502.11%
Other4,6171.80%
Asian3,0941.26%
2 or More3,0455.27%
Indian6874.94%
Hawaiian21210.04%

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

7.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harris County, Texas Employment Status

Harris County, Texas Employment by Age

68%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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