Harris County, TX

4,589,928 Population
1,704.2 square miles 2,693.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
16.5%
was 16.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Population Density
2,693.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.1%
was 47.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
26.3%
was 26.5%
Ranked 4th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
27.0%
was 27.0%
Ranked 12th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
9.8%
was 9.4%
Ranked 48th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.7
was 4.6
Ranked 27th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
16.6%
was 16.7%
Ranked 35th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$55,584
was $56,629
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.9
49.8
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,191
Ranked 92nd Highest in TX
Patents per 100,000
27
Ranked 20th Highest in TX

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2
was 2.4
Ranked 44th Highest in TX
Violent Crimes per 100,000
203.1
was 198.0
Ranked 32nd Highest in TX
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,008.1
was 1,169.7
Ranked 50th Highest in TX

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,751,942
was 1,720,570
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Median Rent
$994
was $958
Ranked 12th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
30,998
was 27,154
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,606,399
was 1,583,582
 
Homeownership Rate
53.7%
was 53.0%
Ranked 48th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
16,986
was 14,550
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,027.6
was 1,009.2
Ranked 2nd Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.4%
was 15.5%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
14,012
was 12,604
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
18.8
was 16.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
7.1
was 6.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.8%
was 89.8%
Ranked 34th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
74.4%
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.1%
was 96.1%
Ranked 35th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
81.1%
was 80.0%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.0%
was 29.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in TX

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