Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A+
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    C+
Harris County is located in Texas with a population of 4,602,523. 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.
Population
4,602,523

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Harris County
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Harris County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Harris County

Harris County Reviews

1,384 reviews
All Categories
Harris County is like none other. It has a wide variety of foods, activities, stores,etc. You name it, we have it! However, the streets here are very congested and rugged. One thing I would like to see change is the aesthetic of this county. It is a beautiful place but the physical aspects of it don't correlate with the mental family friendly feeling.
Start Your Review of Harris County
Rate It!
My name is Deborah Coreas, i live in Harris County. Harris county is a very big and diverse county. I honestly think that Harris county is one of the best counties here in Houston, TX. Harris county is safer than most counties i believe because here we have a good amount of protection provided at our schools, jobs, and other public places. Harris county public schools provide a great, safe, and advanced education that allows children to strive for better. Klein Isd is one of the best districts for academic and sports. Harris county is affordable i can say because me and my family are middle class. They have nice neighborhoods with safe and affordable homes.
It's not necessarily a haven, but it does indeed have its own qualities. The place has definitely not aged well as time moves on the buildings that were once brimming with life now resemble empty husks of a fantasy that once lived there. There are still many good people living here, but there have been plenty of ill-mannered individuals who have decided to call this place home. I was born and raised here so I'm a bit biased with how I describe the place, but I'm not ignorant to the fact that it has downgraded from the place it used to be. Although it's in a tough shape it still has its own good qualities. The schools here are average, they aren't anything to exactly praise nor are they completely useless. The schools could definitely use more attention as they are starting to degrade with the rest of the area which will only cause more problems and could impact the students lives negatively.