Harris County is located in the Upper Gulf Coast Region of Texas. The County Seat is Houston and the largest city is Houston. The 2014 population estimate is 4,441,370 and the 2010 census population was 4,093,011. The land area is 1,703.48 square miles and there are 2402.4 persons per square mile.
70.7% of the population is White, 19.5% is Black or African American, 41.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 78.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $131,400, there are 1,434,694 households, an average of 2.89 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,899, the median household income is $53,137, and 18.5% of the persons in Harris County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 370,841. Retail sales (in $1000) were $51,899,053, and sales per capita were $13,276. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.2%.
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