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Harris County, Texas

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Harris County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
4,835,125
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
4,835,125
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
4,781,337
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
4,731,122
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
4,731,122
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
2.2%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 4,731,145
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,092,459
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.7%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
44.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
27.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 152,961
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 26.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 1,917,799
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 54.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $235,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,937
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $666
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,269
Building permits, 2022 38,787
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 1,692,896
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.77
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 85.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 44.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 95.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 89.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 82.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 33.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 7.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
23.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 59.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 13,797,527
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 38,411,186
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 32,007,266
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 70,018,544
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,039
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 29.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $70,789
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $38,184
Persons in poverty, percent
16.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 108,434
Total employment, 2021 1,980,428
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 143,108,258
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -6.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 518,100
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 78,745
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 46,341
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,037
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 24,081
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 46,928
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,568
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 66,236
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,771.7
Population per square mile, 2010 2,402.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,706.96
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,703.48
FIPS Code 48201
Value Notes

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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