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Harris County
  • County in Texas

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade A+
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade B+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade C+

editorial

Harris County is located in Texas with a population of 4,697,957. Harris County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In Harris County, most residents own their homes. In Harris County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Harris County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Harris County are above average.

About

Population
4,697,957

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,200
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,164
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    539.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    10.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    58
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    369.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    684.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,774.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    464.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  11%

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