Harris County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Harris County?

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There are 4,822,191 residents in Harris County, with a median age of 33.8. Of this, 49.67% are males and 50.33% are females. US-born citizens make up 72.56% of the resident pool in Harris County, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.55%. Additionally, 15.88% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,030,524 people in Harris County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 4,822,191 0.8%
Male Population 2,395,376 0.8%
Female Population 2,426,815 0.8%
Male population 49.67%
Female population 50.33%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.8 0.3%
Citizen US Born 3,499,150 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 557,081 4.8%
Not Citizen 765,960 -2.6%
Citizen US Born 72.56%
Citizen not US Born 11.55%
Not Citizen 15.88%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 47,647 -14.5%
Moved from Same County 508,548 -0.4%
Moved from Same State 101,106 2.5%
Moved from Different State 68,275 -10.0%
Same House as Last Year 4,030,524 1.5%
Moved from Abroad 1%
Moved from Same County 10.69%
Moved from Same State 2.13%
Moved from Different State 1.44%
Same House as Last Year 84.74%

What are the employment statistics in Harris County?

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White-collar workers make up 75.21% of the working population in Harris County, while blue-collar employees account for 24.79%. There are also 233,632 entrepreneurs in Harris County (10.08% of the workforce); 1,716,572 workers employed in private companies (74.03%); and 242,082 people working in governmental institutions (10.44%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,743,841 1.3%
Blue Collar 574,904 -2.6%
White Collar 75.21%
Blue Collar 24.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 233,632 4.9%
Private Companies 1,716,572 -0.9%
Governmental Workers 242,082 3.8%
Not for Profit Companies 126,459 2.4%
Self Employees 10.08%
Private Companies 74.03%
Governmental Workers 10.44%
Not for Profit Companies 5.45%

How many households are there in Harris County?

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There are a total of 1,680,188 households in Harris County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 68.41% of these Harris County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 31.59%. Additionally, 37.76% of households have children and 62.24% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,680,188 2.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.1%
Family Households 1,149,439 1.6%
Non-family Households 530,749 2.8%
Family Households 68.41%
Non-family Households 31.59%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 634,397 0.8%
Households without Children 1,045,791 2.7%
Households with Children 37.76%
Households without Children 62.24%

What are the median and average incomes in Harris County?

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The average annual household income in Harris County is $93,026, while the median household income sits at $60,239 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $58,855, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $66,945. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $34,236 and $46,587, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $93,026 1.6%
Median Household Income $60,239 4.6%
People below Poverty Level 723,924 0.4%
People above Poverty Level 3,986,643 1.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Harris County?

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There are 1,842,512 housing units in Harris County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1985. Of the 1,680,188 occupied housing units in Harris County, 55.51% are owner-occupied, while 44.49% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 59.08% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $176,250. In general, housing costs reach $1,118 per month in Harris County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,842,512 1.6%
Median Year Built 1985 0.2%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 49,112 1.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 56,452 -0.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 134,168 1.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 174,575 -1.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 337,149 -1.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 298,098 1.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 243,436 2.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 342,328 -1.7%
Built in 2010 or Later 207,194 18.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,680,188 2.0%
Owner Occupied 932,726 2.5%
Renter Occupied 747,462 1.3%
Owner Occupied 55.51%
Renter Occupied 44.49%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 551,047 0.2%
Without Mortgage 381,679 6.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $176,250 7.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $164,200 10.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,118 0.8%
With Mortgage 59.08%
Without Mortgage 40.92%

What is the level of education in Harris County?

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Approximately 32.23% of the population in Harris County holds a high school degree (that's 1,158,270 residents), while 23.07% have attained a college certificate (829,174 locals) and 18.67% have a bachelor's degree (671,152 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 324,403 -0.3%
Some High School 1,158,270 -1.3%
Some College 829,174 2.0%
Associate Degree 243,413 7.7%
Bachelor's Degree 671,152 3.1%
Graduate Degree 367,869 4.6%
No High School 9.03%
Some High School 32.23%
Some College 23.07%
Associate Degree 6.77%
Bachelor's Degree 18.67%
Graduate Degree 10.23%

What is the marital status of Harris County residents?

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A total of 1,352,288 people in Harris County have never been married (which represents 35.2% of the total population), while 1,869,150 of them are wedded (48.66%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 97,029 (2.53%) and 361,487 (9.41%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,352,288 0.9%
Married 1,869,150 1.1%
Separated 97,029 -4.9%
Widowed 161,316 -0.5%
Divorced 361,487 1.4%
Never Married 35.2%
Married 48.66%
Separated 2.53%
Widowed 4.2%
Divorced 9.41%

What are the most common means of transportation in Harris County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Harris County use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 2,005,114 residents commute by car, 50,121 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 31,684 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,005,114 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 50,121 -4.4%
Railroad 1,951 30.7%
Ferryboat 104 -53.8%
Bicycle 6,156 3.6%
Motorcycle 2,161 2.4%
TaxiCab 2,736 13.4%
Walk 31,684 0.4%

What is the median and average household income in Harris County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
77002 17,026 5,341 $80,220.00 $104,876.00
77003 9,612 4,784 $80,083.00 $90,445.00
77004 38,721 14,577 $55,498.00 $86,651.00
77005 29,022 10,271 $202,526.00 $293,706.00
77006 21,938 13,130 $79,808.00 $121,421.00
77007 40,112 20,930 $129,703.00 $170,438.00
77008 36,248 17,326 $121,408.00 $174,193.00
77009 37,149 14,847 $61,296.00 $111,926.00
77010 911 598 $250,001.00 $373,083.00
77011 18,296 6,225 $36,751.00 $50,608.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 77002 77003 77004 77005 77006 77007 77008 77009 77010 77011 77012 77013 77014 77015 77016 77017 77018 77019 77020 77021 77022 77023 77024 77025 77026 77027 77028 77029 77030 77031 77032 77033 77034 77035 77036 77037 77038 77039 77040 77041 77042 77043 77044 77045 77046 77047 77048 77049 77050 77051 77053 77054 77055 77056 77057 77058 77059 77060 77061 77062 77063 77064 77065 77066 77067 77068 77069 77070 77071 77072 77073 77074 77075 77076 77077 77078 77079 77080 77081 77082 77083 77084 77085 77086 77087 77088 77089 77090 77091 77092 77093 77094 77095 77096 77098 77099 77201 77336 77338 77339 77345 View MoreView Less

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