Harris County, Texas Population 2022

Harris County, Texas's estimated population is 4,858,883 with a growth rate of 1.33% 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 18.73% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18504,6680.00%
18609,0704,40294.30%
187017,3758,30591.57%
188027,98510,61061.06%
189037,2499,26433.10%
190063,78626,53771.24%
1910115,69351,90781.38%
1920186,66770,97461.35%
1930359,328172,66192.50%
1940528,961169,63347.21%
1950806,701277,74052.51%
19601,243,160436,45954.10%
19701,741,910498,75040.12%
19802,409,550667,64038.33%
19902,818,200408,65016.96%
20104,092,4591,274,25945.22%
20114,156,32863,8691.56%
20124,220,19763,8691.54%
20134,284,06663,8691.51%
20144,347,93563,8691.49%
20154,411,80463,8691.47%
20164,475,67363,8691.45%
20174,539,54263,8691.43%
20184,603,41163,8691.41%
20194,667,28063,8691.39%
20204,731,14563,8651.37%
20214,795,01463,8691.35%
20224,858,88363,8691.33%
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Harris County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,669,43857.03%
Black or African American888,43118.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native19,6190.42%
Asian330,3097.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,8930.06%
Some Other Race427,8689.14%
Two or More Races342,0517.31%
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Harris County, Texas Population by Race

Harris County, Texas Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Harris County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

2,356,526

50.35%

Male

2,324,083

49.65%

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
Married72.6%27.4%
All54.9%45.1%
Male44.1%55.9%
Female40.9%59.1%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harris County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,635,7492.8454.9
Married766,6413.5772.6
Male98,7553.4944.1
Female248,0413.6540.9
Non Family522,3121.2537.5

3.49

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Harris County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade305,32110.19%
9th to 12th Grade238,7907.97%
High School Graduate683,67522.82%
Some College588,60019.65%
Associates Degree212,9307.11%
Bachelors Degree613,46920.48%
Graduate Degree353,12311.79%
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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
Asian237,179202,370126,708
White1,007,935967,468497,863
Black565,969513,176153,932
2+ Races183,800136,20845,755
Native American12,6909,4852,713
Islander1,7221,366327
Hispanic1,138,885725,306167,532
Other Race256,347152,16028,786

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.42%.

Harris County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,919$46,813$33,590
Less Than 9th Grade$24,671$29,109$16,801
High School Graduate$30,842$36,537$23,888
Some College$38,664$47,368$32,054
Bachelors Degree$60,215$73,460$53,063
Graduate Degree$75,889$99,381$64,004

$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

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,004,057412,08820.56%
Black873,590167,31019.15%
Multiple339,67760,91917.93%
Native19,4923,45817.74%
Asian327,17239,24512.00%
Islander2,87232911.46%
White1,341,49492,8616.92%
Other94,484NaN%

15.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.98%

Male Poverty Rate

17.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harris County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is Hispanic, with 20.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harris County, Texas is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.83%
High School15.31%
Some College10.25%
Bachelors or Greater5.13%

Harris County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.50%
Male Unemployed22.57%
Female Employed8.37%
Female Unemployed31.94%

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$63,022$93,184
Families$73,274$105,534
Married Families$93,691$128,211
Non Families$43,488$62,435
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Income by Household Type

Harris County, Texas Marital Status

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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

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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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156,267

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War42,474
First Gulf War35,859
Vietnam47,533
Korea8,853
World War II3,166

Harris County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3420,586
35 to 5446,513
55 to 6425,735
65 to 7435,209
75+28,224

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White101,0665.12%
Black37,7785.79%
Native American9096.13%
Asian4,0551.54%
Islander24111.05%
Other Race4,6731.55%
2+ Races7,5453.43%
Hispanic27,7572.04%

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Race

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

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7.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harris County, Texas Veterans by Education

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67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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53.30%

Born in Harris County, Texas

74.02%

Native Born

25.98%

Foreign Born

15.99%

Non Citizen

9.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.02% of Harris County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 53.30% having been born in Texas. 15.99% 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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