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As of 2010, the total population of Harris County is 4,092,459, which is 20.35% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 20.59% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Harris County population density is 2,302.39 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 93.62 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Harris County is white, which represent 56.65% of the total population. The average Harris County education level is about the same as the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 4,092,459. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #36

Harris County
20.35%
Texas
20.59%
U.S.
9.71%

Population Density, #2

Harris County
2,302.39 per square mile
Texas
93.62 per square mile
U.S.
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:2,318,256 (56.65%, #251)
Black:775,492 (18.95%, #19)
Hispanic:1,671,540 (40.84%, #72)
Asian:253,032 (6.18%, #4)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):30,781 (0.75%, #109)
One Race, Other:583,566 (14.26%, see rank)
Two or More Races:131,332 (3.21%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,250,401 (74.81%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:21,110 (1.26%, see rank)
Cuban:14,655 (0.88%, see rank)
Central American:217,624 (13.02%, see rank)
South American:50,955 (3.05%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:50,045 (19.78%, see rank)
Chinese:43,687 (17.27%, see rank)
Filipino:22,575 (8.92%, see rank)
Japanese:3,566 (1.41%, see rank)
Korean:11,813 (4.67%, see rank)
Vietnamese:80,409 (31.78%, see rank)
Asian, Other:35,603 (14.07%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

3,781,419 (92.19%) out of the total population of 4,101,752 reported first ancestry.

 Harris County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Arab27,2470.66%, see rank0.39%0.53%
Czech26,8740.66%, see rank0.83%0.50%
Danish6,6320.16%, see rank0.20%0.45%
Dutch25,0230.61%, see rank0.89%1.51%
English205,4255.01%, see rank6.82%8.53%
French95,3022.32%, see rank2.52%3.54%
German309,2717.54%, see rank10.61%15.79%
Greek10,3470.25%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Hungarian5,9410.14%, see rank0.15%0.48%
Irish210,8895.14%, see rank7.50%11.36%
Italian75,2971.84%, see rank1.91%5.66%
Norwegian15,6130.38%, see rank0.51%1.46%
Polish44,5631.09%, see rank1.10%3.13%
Portuguese5,6470.14%, see rank0.11%0.46%
Russian15,2860.37%, see rank0.32%0.97%
Scotch-Irish33,0720.81%, see rank1.11%1.07%
Scottish44,6581.09%, see rank1.48%1.81%
Subsaharan African61,8031.51%, see rank0.94%0.93%
Swedish18,5270.45%, see rank0.61%1.34%
Swiss4,8060.12%, see rank0.13%0.31%
Ukrainian4,0950.10%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American160,9213.92%, see rank5.60%6.72%
Welsh11,4120.28%, see rank0.39%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,037,405 (49.78%, see rank)
Females: 2,055,054 (50.22%, see rank)

Harris County
Male: 49.78%
Female: 50.22%
Texas
Male: 49.60%
Female: 50.40%
U.S.
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Harris County
32.20 years old
Texas
33.60 years old
U.S.
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Harris County
31.40 years old
Texas
32.60 years old
U.S.
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Harris County
33.00 years old
Texas
34.60 years old
U.S.
38.50 years old

 Harris County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Under 5 years336,3148.22%, see rank7.67%6.54%
5 to 9 years320,3397.83%, see rank7.67%6.59%
10 to 14 years306,5607.49%, see rank7.48%6.70%
15 to 19 years300,6767.35%, see rank7.49%7.14%
20 to 24 years297,4957.27%, see rank7.23%6.99%
25 to 34 years661,59016.17%, see rank14.37%13.30%
35 to 44 years588,28214.37%, see rank13.75%13.30%
45 to 54 years548,55013.40%, see rank13.66%14.58%
55 to 64 years399,1669.75%, see rank10.33%11.82%
65 to 74 years195,5024.78%, see rank5.85%7.03%
75 to 84 101,2972.48%, see rank3.28%4.23%
85 years and over36,6880.90%, see rank1.21%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Harris County%TexasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population2,542,494100%15,765,048204,336,017
Less Than High School550,66621.66%, see rank19.23%14.28%
High School Graduate596,11123.45%, see rank25.29%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree682,22326.83%, see rank29.23%28.99%
Bachelor Degree465,21818.30%, see rank17.51%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree248,2769.77%, see rank8.75%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#13.09, see rank-13.1313.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Harris County TexasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten143,10976.19%23.81%76.02%23.98%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)504,51894.05%, see rank5.95%, see rank93.65%6.35%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)246,24993.72%, see rank6.28%, see rank93.96%6.04%90.52%9.48%
College219,68085.53%, see rank14.47%, see rank84.76%15.24%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School49,64271.14%, see rank28.86%, see rank72.09%27.91%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Harris County%TexasU.S.
Total Households1,435,155100%8,922,933116,716,292
Average Household Size2.82, see rank-2.752.58
1 Person Households361,88825.22%, see rank24.24%26.74%
2 or More Person Households1,073,26774.78%, see rank75.76%73.26%
Family Households (Families)985,65268.68%, see rank69.90%66.43%
Average Family Size3.43, see rank-3.313.14
Married-Couple Family679,99447.38%, see rank50.60%48.42%
Nonfamily Households449,50331.32%, see rank30.10%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Harris County%TexasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total3,139,465see rank19,482,321248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over1,551,158100%, see rank9,585,646120,789,875
Never Married588,46437.94%, see rank34.16%35.08%
Married804,79551.88%, see rank54.33%52.93%
Widowed27,9501.80%, see rank2.20%2.53%
Divorced129,9498.38%, see rank9.31%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over1,588,307100%, see rank9,896,675127,252,362
Never Married492,49431.01%, see rank27.56%28.74%
Married797,91850.24%, see rank52.06%49.95%
Widowed113,2307.13%, see rank8.21%9.34%
Divorced184,66511.63%, see rank12.17%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Harris County%TexasU.S.
Native3,075,03374.97%, see rank83.74%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence2,203,39953.72%, see rank60.49%58.71%
Born in Different State825,37620.12%, see rank22.03%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
46,2581.13%, see rank1.22%1.38%
Foreign Born1,026,71925.03%, see rank16.26%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship328,2018.00%, see rank5.33%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship698,51817.03%, see rank10.93%7.16%
Born In Europe40,4710.99%, see rank0.71%1.56%
Born In Asia208,5495.08%, see rank3.04%3.67%
Born In Africa35,8880.87%, see rank0.53%0.51%
Born In Oceania2,2540.05%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America731,32417.83%, see rank11.77%6.79%
Born In Northern America8,2330.20%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Harris County%TexasU.S.
English845,88259.87%, see rank65.67%79.64%
Spanish433,58530.69%, see rank28.18%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages52,8713.74%, see rank2.68%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages63,0634.46%, see rank2.73%3.24%
Other17,4941.24%, see rank0.73%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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