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Harris County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 1,703.5 square miles
Population Density 2,402.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 4,336,853
Population change 6%
Under 5 years of age 7.9%
Under 18 27.4%
65 and over 9%
Females 50.1%
White 70.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 41.6
Asian 6.8%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 19.5%
Native American 1.1%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 28.4%
Veterans 181,514
Households and Housing
Households 1,434,694
Persons per household 2.9
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.1%
Median household income $53,137
The per capita income $27,899
Live below the poverty line. 18.5%
housing units 1,651,305
Multi-unit structures 36%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $131,400
Residents owning their homes. 56.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 370,841
Women-owned firms 29.2%
Asian-owned firms 9.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 23%
Black-owned firms 12.7%
Native American-owned firms 0.9%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.1%
Retail sales $51,899,053
Retail sales per capita $13,276
Manufacturers shipments $169,275,136
Merchant wholesaler sales $205,478,751