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Harris County, TX&

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Population
4.59M
1.14% growth
Median Age
33.3
Median Household Income
$56,377
0.45% decline
Poverty Rate
16.6%
Number of Employees
2.2M
0.04% growth
Median Property Value
$166,600
6.79% growth

Economy

The economy of Harris County, TX employs 2.2M people. The economy of Harris County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 8.98; 1.59; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Harris County, TX are Retail trade (234,589), Healthcare & Social Assistance (230,987), and Construction (218,444), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($80,087), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,680), and Utilities ($62,143).

Median household income in Harris County, TX is $56,377. Males in Harris County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Harris County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Harris County, TX. In Harris County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 58 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,668. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Harris County, TX is home to a population of 4.59M people, from which 83.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Harris County, TX is composed of 1.95M Hispanic residents (42.4%), 1.39M White residents (30.2%), 853,525 Black residents (18.6%), 314,591 Asian residents (6.85%), and 69,123 Two+ residents (1.51%). The most common foreign languages in Harris County, TX are Spanish (1.38M speakers), Vietnamese (75,088 speakers), and Chinese (42,304 speakers), but compared to other places, Harris County, TX has a relative high number of Vietnamese (75,088 speakers), Urdu (19,225 speakers), and Spanish (1.38M speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Harris County, TX awarded 47,832 degrees. The student population of Harris County, TX is skewed towards females, with 20,466 male students and 27,366 female students. Most students in Harris County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (14,077 and 29.4%), followed by White (12,721 and 26.6%), Black or African American (9,679 and 20.2%), and Asian (4,496 and 9.4%). The largest universities in Harris County, TX by number of graduates are University of Houston (9,279 and 19.4%), Houston Community College (7,192 and 15%), and San Jacinto Community College (5,235 and 10.9%). The most popular majors in Harris County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,136 and 2.37%), General Business Administration & Management (1,023 and 2.14%), and General Psychology (944 and 1.97%). The median tuition costs in Harris County, TX are $31,140 for private four year colleges, and $6,972 and $20,729 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harris County, TX is $166,600, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $156,000 to $166,600, a 6.79% increase. The homeownership rate of Harris County, TX is 53.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Harris County, TX have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harris County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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