Harris County, Texas Population 2023

Harris County, Texas's estimated 2023 population is 4,922,752 with a growth rate of 1.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harris County, Texas is the largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 4,092,459 and has seen a growth of 20.29% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Harris County, Texas Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harris County, Texas Population by Race

Harris County, Texas Population Pyramid 2023

Harris County, Texas Median Age

33.7

Total

33

Male

34.4

Female

Harris County, Texas Adults

There are 3,431,658 adults, (491,390 of whom are seniors) in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County, Texas Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Harris County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female2,356,52650.35%
Male2,324,08349.65%

Harris County, Texas Population by Age

Harris County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.49

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harris County, Texas Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.17%.

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$40,919

Average Earnings

$46,813

Average Male

$33,590

Average Female

Harris County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harris County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harris County, Texas Language

55.58% of Harris County, Texas residents speak only English, while 44.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.95% of the population.

Harris County, Texas Language

Harris County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

19.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.98%

Male Poverty Rate

17.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harris County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is Other, with 29.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is White, with 8.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.27%.

Harris County, Texas Poverty

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harris County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Harris County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harris County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harris County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

156,267

Number of Veterans

139,978

Male Veterans

16,289

Female Veterans

Harris County, Texas Veterans by War

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Age

count

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Race

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Harris County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harris County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harris County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.73%

Born in Harris County, Texas

73.23%

Native Born

25.7%

Foreign Born

15.82%

Non Citizen

9.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.23% of Harris County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 52.73% having been born in Texas. 15.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harris County, Texas Place of Birth

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