Harris County, Texas Population 2021

Harris County, Texas's estimated population is 4,779,880 with a growth rate of 0.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harris County, Texas is the null largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 4,107,670 and has seen a growth of 16.36% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20214,779,88033,2800.70%
20204,746,60033,2800.71%
20194,713,32033,2800.71%
20184,680,04022,0700.47%
20174,657,97034,0100.74%
20164,623,96066,1101.45%
20154,557,850101,8602.29%
20144,455,990102,8002.36%
20134,353,19090,1002.11%
20124,263,09083,5202.00%
20114,179,57071,9001.75%
20104,107,6701,289,47045.76%
19902,818,200408,65016.96%
19802,409,550667,64038.33%
19701,741,910498,75040.12%
19601,243,160436,45954.10%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.70%
County Website
State
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
4,107,670
Growth Since 2010
16.36%
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Harris County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,905,94062.54%
Black or African American884,29219.03%
Some Other Race396,7778.54%
Asian324,2886.98%
Two or More Races112,9532.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native19,2690.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,1040.07%
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Harris County, Texas Population By Race

Harris County, Texas Population Pyramid 2021

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Harris County, Texas Median Age

33.5


Total

32.8


Male

34.2


Female

Harris County, Texas Adults

There are 3,400,740 adults, (472,148 of whom are seniors) in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County, Texas Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Harris County, Texas Sex Ratio

Mujer

2,337,620

50.31%

Masculino

2,309,010

49.69%

Harris County, Texas Population by Age

Harris County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harris County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
All54.6%45.4%
Masculino43.1%56.9%
Mujer39.8%60.2%
Non Family37.6%62.4%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harris County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,605,3702.8754.6
Married752,6223.5972.4
Non Family508,7081.2537.6
Mujer249,1663.7139.8
Masculino94,8723.5943.1

3.52

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Harris County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade306,92410.36%
9th to 12th Grade243,9878.23%
High School Graduate693,46323.40%
Some College587,84319.83%
Associates Degree199,5716.73%
Bachelors Degree594,34220.05%
Graduate Degree337,82711.40%
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Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,114,820695,319152,556
White1,020,110977,454497,381
Black560,708506,601141,951
Other Race234,157137,90824,352
Asian233,223200,322124,352
2+ Races52,30245,24618,436
Native American11,8459,1762,511
Islander1,6101,333297

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.32%.

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$40,258$45,762$32,430
Less Than 9th Grade$24,083$28,527$16,579
High School Graduate$30,429$35,885$23,366
Some College$37,976$45,864$31,684
Bachelors Degree$60,186$74,259$53,115
Graduate Degree$77,234$99,193$64,072

$40,258

Average Earnings

$45,762

Average Male

$32,430

Average Female

Harris County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harris County, Texas Language by Age

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Harris County, Texas Language

55.65% of Harris County, Texas residents speak only English, while 44.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.04% of the population.

Harris County, Texas Language

Harris County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,983,270412,61020.80%
Black869,632173,38619.94%
White1,359,72091,7976.75%
Other395,08188,49322.40%
Asian321,09336,74311.44%
Multiple112,17415,15713.51%
Native19,2433,47318.05%
Islander3,05737812.37%

15.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.13%

Male Poverty Rate

17.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harris County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is Other, with 22.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is White, with 6.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.16%.

Harris County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.95%
High School15.14%
Some College9.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.17%
Male Unemployed23.25%
Female Employed8.69%
Male Employed6.49%

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harris County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,705$91,486
Families$71,258$103,278
Married Families$91,712$126,019
Non Families$42,969$61,706
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Income by Household Type

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Harris County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Harris County, Texas Marital Status

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159,618

Number of Veterans

143,455

Male Veterans

16,163

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam51,053
Second Gulf War39,437
First Gulf War36,119
Korea9,975
World War II3,808

Harris County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5447,096
65 to 7437,341
75+28,670
55 to 6426,092
18 to 3420,419

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White109,4845.14%
Black37,4805.77%
Hispanic27,3952.05%
Other Race4,6221.66%
2+ Races3,6505.69%
Asian3,3311.28%
Native American7665.47%
Islander28512.89%

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Race

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

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7.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Harris County, Texas Employment by Age

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Harris County, Texas Employment by Race

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Harris County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.09%

Born in Harris County, Texas

73.86%

Native Born

26.14%

Foreign Born

16.57%

Non Citizen

9.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.86% of Harris County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 53.09% having been born in Texas. 16.57% 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

  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

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