Harris County, Texas

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Harris County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 3,400,578. Its county seat is Houston6. Harris County is named for John Richardson Harris, an early settler of the area. The county is in the Houston—Sugar Land—Baytown Metropolitan Statistical Area, the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States with a population of approximately over 4,800,000.



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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,604 km² (1,778 mi²). 4,478 km² (1,729 mi²) of it is land and 127 km² (49 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.75% water.

Adjacent counties


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,400,578 people, 1,205,516 households, and 834,217 families residing in the county. The population density is 759/km² (1,967/mi²). There are 1,298,130 housing units at an average density of 290/km² (751/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 58.73% White, 18.49% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 5.14% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.18% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. 32.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,205,516 households out of which 37.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% are married couples living together, 13.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.79 and the average family size is 3.38.

In the county, the population is spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,598, and the median income for a family is $49,004. Males have a median income of $37,361 versus $28,941 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,435. 15.00% of the population and 12.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.60% of those under the age of 18 and 12.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Original Communities of Houston-Harris County

This list does not include subdivisions or neighborhoods. Some communities listed below are now "neighborhoods" but were once independent of Houston, incorporated or not.

Acres Homes, Texas
Addicks, Texas
Aldine, Texas
Alief, Texas
Almeda, Texas
Atascocita, Texas
Baytown, Texas
Barker, Texas
Barrett, Texas
Bammel, Texas
Barbours Cut, Texas
Beaumont Place, Texas
Bellaire, Texas
Bender, Tx
Bunker Hill, Texas
Channelview, Texas
Clear Lake City, Texas
Clodine, Texas
Cypress, Texas
Cypresswood, Texas
Cloverleaf, Texas
Coady, Texas
Crosby, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
Deepwater, Texas
Dyersdale, Texas
El Lago, Texas
Fairbanks, Texas
Fairmont Park, Texas
Fauna, Texas
Four Corners, Texas
Friendswood, Texas

Galena Park, Texas
Genoa, Texas
Goose Creek, Texas
Harrisburg, Texas
Hedwig Village, Texas
Highlands, Texas
Hockley, Texas
Hot Wells, Texas
Houston Heights, Texas
Howellville, Texas
Huffman, Texas
Huffsmith, Texas
Humble, Texas
Hunters Creek, Texas
Jancinto City, Texas
Jersey Village, Texas
Katy, Texas
Kingwood, Texas
Klein, Texas
Kohrville, Texas
Kuykendaul, Texas
La Porte, Texas
Linus, Texas
Little York, Texas
Lomax, Texas
Louetta, Texas
Lynchburg, Texas
Magnolia Park, Texas
Manchester, Texas
Missouri City, Texas
Moonshine Hill, Texas
Morgan's Point, Texas

Mt. Houston, Texas
Mykawa, Texas
Myrtle, Texas
Nassau Bay, Texas
NcNair, Texas
New Kentucky, Texas
North Houston, Texas
Pasadena, Texas
Pelly, Texas
Piney Point, Texas
Red Bluff - Todville, Texas
Rosslyn, Texas
San Jacinto, Texas
Satsuma, Texas
Seabrook, Texas
Sheldon, Texas
Shore Acres, Texas
South Houston, Texas
South Side Place, Texas
Spring, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas
Spring Valley, Texas
Stuebner, Texas
Taylor Lake Village, Texas
Tomball, Texas
Webster, Texas
Waller, Texas
Westfield, Texas
West University Place, Texas
The Woodlands, Texas
Woodsdale, Texas

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See also: List of Texas counties


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