|Harris County, Texas|
Harris County Civil Courthouse
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 22, 1836|
1,778 sq mi (4,605 km²)
1,729 sq mi (4,478 km²)
49 sq mi (127 km²), 2.75%
2,302/sq mi (889/km²)
Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of 2000 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 3,400,578 (though a 2009 estimate placed the population at 4,070,989), making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston, the largest city in Texas. It was founded in 1836.
Harris County is named for John Richardson Harris, an early settler of the area.
The county was founded on December 22, 1836 as Harrisburg County . The name was changed to Harris County in December 1839.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,778 square miles (4,605.0 km2), of which 1,729 square miles (4,478.1 km2) is land and 49 square miles (126.9 km2) (2.75%) is water. Its land area is larger than the state of Rhode Island.
John Nova Lomax of the Houston Press said "At one time, Houston and Harris County were two distinct entities in reality as well as law. Yes, today there are unincorporated swaths of Harris County, and numerous municipalities not named Houston, but the fact remains that they have been swallowed by the behemoth."
Major highways Edit
See List of Highways in Harris County for more roadways in Harris County.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Montgomery County (north)
- Liberty County (northeast)
- Chambers County (east)
- Galveston County (southeast)
- Brazoria County (south)
- Fort Bend County (southwest)
- Waller County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,400,578 people, 1,205,516 households, and 834,217 families residing in the county, making it the largest county by population in Texas. The population density was 1,967 people per square mile (759/km²). There were 1,298,130 housing units at an average density of 751 per square mile (290/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.73% White, 18.49% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 5.14% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.18% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. 32.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 7.2% were of German, 6.2% American and 5.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 63.8% spoke English, 28.8% Spanish and 1.6% Vietnamese as their first language.
In 2006 Harris County had 3,886,207 residents. This represented 14.3% growth since 2000.
In 2005, Hispanic residents made up 37.5% of Harris County's population, an increase of over 120,000 since 2000. 5.5% of the population was Asian. South Asians, especially Indian Americans, make up one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in Harris County, with 35,971 counted in the 2000 Census; African Americans constituted 18.4% of the county's population, representing a slight decline in percentage. However, the total number of African Americans in the county had increased.
In 2000 there were 1,205,516 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the county, the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $42,598, and the median income for a family was $49,004. Males had a median income of $37,361 versus $28,941 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,435. About 12.10% of families and 14.97% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.
Harris County along with other Texas counties has one of the nation's highest property tax rates. In 2007, the county was ranked in the top 25 at 22nd in the nation for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner-occupied housing. The list only includes counties with a population over 65,000 for accuracy.
In 2009 20% of the office space in northwest Harris County was vacant. As of that year, more office space is being built; in 2010 northwest Harris will have twice the amount of office space that it had in 2009. The vacancy rate in the area near Farm to Market Road 1960 and Texas State Highway 249 in north Harris County was 53% in 2009.
Various companies are headquartered in incorporated and unincorporated areas throughout Harris County.
Academy Sports and Outdoors, a sporting goods retailer, has its corporate offices and product distribution center in unincorporated western Harris County. Hewlett-Packard operates its United States region office in a complex northwest unincorporated Harris County; the complex formerly belonged to Compaq prior to Compaq's merger with HP. Internet America, an internet service provider, is headquartered in northwest unincorporated Harris County. Smith International has its headquarters in the Greenspoint district and in an unincorporated area in Harris County. BJ Services Company has its headquarters in the Spring Branch district and in unincorporated Harris County. FMC Technologies has its headquarters in an unincorporated area.
General Electric operates an aeroderivative division facility on Jacintoport in unincorporated Harris County. Randall's Food Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., has its distribution center in unincorporated Harris County.
In 2008 KBR announced that it will open a new office facility in an unincorporated area in western Harris County. In December KBR said that it would not continue with the plans due to a weakened economy. In January 2009 KBR announced that it will not open the new office facility.
As Houston mostly resides in Harris County, much of the county's economy is related to Houston. See Economy of Houston.
Various consulates are located in the county; one, the Consulate-General of Pakistan in Houston, which opened in June 2004, is at 11850 Jones Road in an unincorporated section of the county. The other consulates are in areas of Houston.
Government and politics Edit
Harris County has tended to vote Republican at the presidential level since the mid-20th century; Barack Obama was the first Democrat to win the county since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Its electorate resides in the city of Houston, a diverse urban area that is heavily Democratic, and the sprawling suburbs that surround the city limits. Suburban areas such as Cypress, Spring, and Katy in the county's western and northern areas tend to be strongly Republican.
|2008||50.5% 590,982||48.8% 571,883|
|2004||44.6% 475,865||54.6% 584,723|
|2000||42.9% 418,267||54.3% 529,159|
|1996||45.2% 386,726||49.2% 421,462|
|1992||38.2% 360,171||43.1% 406,778|
|1988||42.1% 342,919||57.0% 464,217|
|1984||38.3% 334,135||61.5% 536,029|
|1980||38.1% 274,061||57.9% 416,655|
|1976||47.0% 321,897||52.2% 357,536|
|1972||36.9% 215,916||62.6% 365,672|
|1968||38.8% 182,546||42.9% 202,079|
|1964||59.5% 227,819||40.3% 154,401|
|1960||45.6% 148,275||51.7% 168,170|
United States Congress Edit
|Senate Class 1||Kay Bailey Hutchison||Republican||1993||Senior Senator|
|Senate Class 2||John Cornyn||Republican||2002||Junior Senator|
|Representatives||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of Harris County Represented|
|District 2||Ted Poe||Republican||2004||Atascosita, Baytown, Crosby, Dayton, Huffman, Humble, Kingwood, La Porte, eastern Sheldon, Spring|
|District 7||John Culberson||Republican||2000||West Houston, Memorial Villages, Bellaire, West University Place, west and northwest areas of county|
|District 9||Al Green||Democrat||2004||Alief, Southwest Houston, Houston's Southside|
|District 10||Michael McCaul||Republican||2004||Northwest|
|District 18||Sheila Jackson Lee||Democrat||1994||Downtown Houston, Bush IAH, northwest and northeast Houston, inner portions of Houston's Southside|
|District 22||Pete Olson||Republican||2008||Clear Lake City, NASA Johnson Space Center, Ellington Field, southern and central Pasadena, Deer Park|
|District 29||Gene Green||Democrat||1992||Aldine, Channelview, East Houston, Fall Creek portion of Humble, Galena Park, Jacinto City, northern Pasadena, North Shore, western Sheldon, South Houston|
List above took effect January 4, 2007.
Texas Legislature Edit
Texas Senate Edit
|District||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of Harris County Represented|
|4||Tommy Williams||Republican||2003||Kingwood, far eastern portions of Baytown|
|6||Mario Gallegos||Democratic||1995||Houston Ship Channel, eastern portions of Houston, Jacinto City, Galena Park, northern Pasadena, western portion of Baytown|
|7||Dan Patrick||Republican||2007||Memorial Villages, Memorial/Spring Branch area, Addicks Reservoir, northwest portions of county|
|13||Rodney Ellis||Democratic||1990||Downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center, southwest and northeast Houston, Houston's Southside|
|15||John Whitmire||Democratic||1983||Northwest Houston, Bush IAH, southern portion of Humble, eastern Harris County|
|17||Joan Huffman||Republican||2008||Meyerland, Bellaire, West University Place, much of Greater Katy area, far west Houston, Barker Reservoir|
Texas House of Representatives Edit
|District||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of Harris County Represented|
|126||Patricia Harless||Republican||2006||Champions/FM 1960 area|
|127||Joe Crabb||Republican||1992||Humble, Kingwood, Lake Houston, Atascocita, Crosby, Wallisville|
|128||Wayne Smith||Republican||2002||Baytown, Deer Park, La Porte|
|129||John Davis||Republican||1998||Clear Lake City, NASA Johnson Space Center, Southeast Harris County (including Seabrook and Webster)|
|130||Allen Fletcher||Republican||2008||Northwest Harris County (including Cypress, Tomball, Waller)|
|131||Alma Allen||Democratic||2004||far Southwest Houston and far South Side|
|132||Bill Callegari||Republican||2000||West Harris County (including Greater Katy area)|
|133||Kristi Thibaut||Democratic||2008||West Houston along West Sam Houston Tollway, including western portion of Memorial/Spring Branch and part of the Energy Corridor|
|134||Ellen Cohen||Democratic||2006||Inner western portions of Houston (including Meyerland, River Oaks and Memorial Park), Texas Medical Center, West University Place, Bellaire, Southside Place, Western Montrose|
|135||Gary Elkins||Republican||1994||Jersey Village and southeastern segments of the Champions/FM 1960 area|
|136||Beverly Woolley||Republican||1994||West Houston, including the Memorial Villages and Galleria/Post Oak area|
|137||Scott Hochberg||Democratic||1992||Southwest Houston (including Sharpstown and Gulfton)|
|138||Dwayne Bohac||Republican||2002||Northwest Houston and parts of the Memorial/Spring Branch area north of I-10, Addicks Reservoir|
|139||Sylvester Turner||Democratic||1988||North Houston and Aldine west of I-45|
|140||Armando Walle||Democratic||2008||North Houston and Aldine east of I-45|
|141||Senfronia Thompson||Democratic||1972||Northeast Houston, Bush IAH, Greenspoint, southern portion of Humble|
|142||Harold Dutton, Jr.||Democratic||1984||East Houston and Northshore area|
|143||Ana Hernandez||Democratic||2006||East Houston within Loop 610, Houston Ship Channel, Galena Park, Jacinto City, northern Pasadena|
|144||Ken Legler||Republican||2008||Southern Pasadena, far southeast Houston|
|145||Carol Alvarado||Democratic||1998||Inner southeastern portions of Houston (mainly east of I-45), South Houston (not part of the city of Houston)|
|146||Al Edwards||Democratic||2008 (also served 1979-2007)||Inner portions of Houston's South Side|
|147||Garnet Coleman||Democratic||1990||Downtown Houston, inner southeastern portions of Houston (mainly west of I-45), Eastern Montrose, Midtown, Third Ward|
|148||Jessica Farrar||Democratic||1994||North and Northwest Houston mainly within Loop 610 (including Houston Heights)|
|149||Hubert Vo||Democrat||2004||Far west Houston, Alief, unincorporated portions of Katy area east of Fry Rd, Barker Reservoir|
|150||Debbie Riddle||Republican||2002||North Harris County (including Spring and Klein)|
Harris County Elected Officials Edit
|County Judge||Ed Emmett||Republican|
|Commissioner, Precinct 1||El Franco Lee||Democratic|
|Commissioner, Precinct 2||Sylvia Garcia||Democratic|
|Commissioner, Precinct 3||Steve Radack||Republican|
|Commissioner, Precinct 4||Jerry Eversole||Republican|
|County Attorney||Vince Ryan||Democratic|
|District Attorney||Pat Lykos||Republican|
|District Clerk||Loren Jackson||Democratic|
|County Clerk||Beverly Kaufman||Republican|
|Tax Assessor-Collector||Leo Vasquez||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 1||Jack F. Abercia||Democratic|
|Constable, Precinct 2||Gary Freeman||Democratic|
|Constable, Precinct 3||Ken Jones||Democratic|
|Constable, Precinct 4||Ron Hickman||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 5||Phil Camus||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 6||Victor Trevino||Democratic|
|Constable, Precinct 7||May Walker||Democratic|
|Constable, Precinct 8||Bill Bailey||Republican|
County government Edit
The Harris County Flood Control District manages the effects of flooding in the county.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office operates jail facilities. The Harris County jail facilities are in northern Downtown on the north side of the Buffalo Bayou. The 1200 Jail, the 1307 Jail, (originally a TDCJ facility, leased by the county), and the 701 Jail (formed from existing warehouse storage space) are on the same site.
Community Services Department provides community services. The department maintains the 20 acres (8.1 ha) Oates Road Cemetery (also known as the Harris County Cemetery), a cemetery for indigents in eastern Houston, near the former Southern Bible College. In March 2010 the county adopted a cremation first policy, meaning that the default preference for most indigents is to have them cremated instead of buried. As of 2010 the county authorized the community services department to purchase about 50 acres (20 ha) of land in the Huffman area so the county will have additional spaces for indigent burials.
The Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) is a governmental non-profit corporation which addresses the need for quality affordable housing. The HCHA has been recognized by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the highest performing housing authority in the region and was recently named one of America’s 10 best Public Housing Authorities. Guy R. Rankin, IV is Chief Executive Officer of Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA).
State government Edit
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates some correctional facilities in Harris County, including:
- Kegans Unit, located in Downtown Houston, is a state jail for men. It is in the north of Downtown along the north side of the Buffalo Bayou, next to the county facilities.
- Pam Lychner Unit, named after Pam Lychner and located in unincorporated northeast Harris County, east of the city of Humble, is a state jail for men.
As of 2001 Kegans and Lychner serves male state jail offenders from Harris County, with Kegans getting lower risk offenders and Lychner getting higher risk and special needs offenders. If both of the male state jails in Harris County are full, excess offenders go to the Gist Unit in Jefferson County. Female state jail offenders from Harris County go to the Plane Unit in Liberty County.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) serves several areas within Harris County. An agency of the Harris County government, Harris County Transit, serves communities in Harris County that are not served by METRO.
Mass transit Edit
Many areas in Harris County are served by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO), a public transportation agency headquartered in Downtown Houston.
Greyhound Bus Lines operates various stations throughout Harris County.
Two commercial airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport, are located in Houston and in Harris County. The Houston Airport System defines Harris County as a part of Bush Intercontinental's service region. The city of Houston operates Ellington Field, a general aviation and military airport in Harris County.
General aviation airports for fixed-wing aircraft outside of Houston include:
- Privately owned, public use
- West Houston Airport is a general aviation airport located in unincorporated western Harris County, west of the Houston city limits.
- Dan Jones International Airport in unincorporated northwestern Harris County
- Weiser Air Park in unincorporated northern Harris County
- David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, a general aviation airport, is located outside of the Tomball city limits in unincorporated northwest Harris County.
- Sack-O-Grande Acroport (also known as Harbican Airport) is located in western unincorporated Harris County.
- Privately owned, private use
- Hoffpauir Airport is located in western unincorporated Harris County.
Unincorporated areas Edit
Other areas Edit
Primary and secondary schoolsEdit
The Harris County Department of Education, a county division overseeing education by local school districts, is headquartered in the Ronald W. Reagan Building in the Northside district in Houston. It has an Adult Education Center in the Northside and an office in the North Post Oak Building in Spring Branch.
Several school districts serve Harris County communities.
and Harris Co Dept of Education
- Jamie's House Charter School (6-12)
- Richard Milburn Academy (high school)
- YES Prep North Central
Colleges and universitiesEdit
- University of Houston
- University of Houston–Clear Lake
- University of Houston–Downtown
- Texas Southern University
In addition, Houston has the Houston Public Library, a city-controlled public library system.
Emergency services Edit
Outside of the city limits fire and ambulance services are provided by Emergency Services Districts (ESD).
Police services Edit
Incorporated areas operate their own police departments.
Harris County operates the Harris County Sheriff's Office, which serves unincorporated areas and supplements police forces of incorporated areas.
Harris County also has a constable for each of its eight precincts and hundreds of deputies assigned to each. They mainly serve in a patrol function, established to maintain peace in the county as well as providing security to county buildings such as court houses and district attorney's offices.
Fire services Edit
The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office operates an Investigative Branch, an Emergency Response Branch (Hazardous Materials Response) and Prevention Branch (Inspections). The office is headquartered at 2318 Atascocita Road in an unincorporated area. Incorporated cities operate their own fire departments.
Fire departments serving unincorporated areas:
- Aldine Fire & Rescue 3 Stations
- Atascocita VFD 3 Stations
- Champions ESD #29 1 Station
- Channelview VFD 3 Stations
- Cloverleaf VFD 2 Stations
- Community VFD (covers unincorporated southwest Harris County and unincorporated northeast Fort Bend County) 3 Stations
- Crosby VFD 5 Stations
- Cy-Fair VFD 12 Stations
- Cypress Creek EMS 9 Stations
- Cypress Creek VFD 4 Stations
- Eastex VFD 2 Stations
- Forest Bend VFD (Southeast unincorporated Harris County) 2 Stations
- Highlands VFD 2 Stations
- Huffman VFD 1 Station
- Katy VFD 1 Station
- Klein VFD 7 Stations
- Little York VFD 3 Stations
- Northwest VFD 3 Stations
- Ponderosa VFD (Harris County ESD #28) 3 Stations
- Rosehill VFD 3 Stations
- Sheldon Community Fire/Rescue 2 Stations
- Spring VFD 7 Stations
- Tomball VFD 2 Stations
- Tri-County VFD 2 Stations
- West I-10 VFD 5 Stations
- Westfield Rd. VFD 2 Stations
- Westlake VFD 1 Station
Emergency Medical services Edit
EMS services inside the City of Houston are provided by the Houston Fire Department.
Harris County ESD 1 is in northern Harris Country, south of Beltway 8. Harris County ESD 1 provides both “911” ambulances to its district as well as providing ‘Critical Care Transports’ from the neighboring hospitals. Harris County ESD 1 has a Director of EMS, Jeremy Hyde that oversees the daily operations of the service and reports directly to the Harris Country Board of Commissioners.
Atascocita EMS is part of Atascocita VFD (ESD 46) and provides services in the Northeast part of Harris county.
Cypress Creek EMS (ESD 11) provides EMS services to the area roughly to Beltway 8 on the south, to 1 mile east of Hwy 290 on the west, to Hwy 59 (Humble City limits) on the east; to Montgomery County line on the north.
Harris County ESD 5 (ESD 5) covers the area of Crosby and Barrett Station.Response area extends from the Harris County/Liberty County Line east to the San Jacinto River. And from north of Indian Shores road on FM2100 south to Red Oak St. in Barrett Station
Political organization Edit
The head of a Texas County, as set up in the Texas Constitution, is the County Judge, who sits as the chair of the county's Commissioners' Court. Since 2007, this position in Harris County is held by Judge Ed Emmett. The county is split into 4 geographical divisions called Precincts. Each precinct elects a Commissioner to sit as a representative of their precinct on the commissioners court and also for the oversight of county functions in their area.
Other elected positions in Harris County include a County Attorney, a County Clerk, a District Attorney, a District Clerk, a Sheriff, 8 Constables, a Tax Assessor-Collector, a County Treasurer, and every judge in the county except municipal judges, who are appointed by the officials of their respective cities.
Many of the organs of the Harris County government reside in the Harris County Campus in Downtown Houston.
Hospital services Edit
Within Harris County, hospital services for the indigent and needy are provided by the Harris County Hospital District, a separate governmental entity. Harris County Hospital District operates three hospitals: LBJ General Hospital, Quentin Mease Community Hospital, and Ben Taub General Hospital, as well as many clinics.
Additionally, numerous private and public hospitals operate in Harris County, including institutions in Texas Medical Center and throughout the county.
- J. Howard Marshall, former husband of the late Anna Nicole Smith and a weatly oil magnate died here in 1995
- Harris County receives more tornado warnings than any other county.
- Harris County has sent more people to the death chamber than any other county.
Harris County Campus
See also Edit
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- ^ Thousands could die if a giant tornado ever hits Houston, Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle, Feb. 20, 2007.
- ^ Death Penalty Uneven, Dallas News, Jul. 28, 2007.
- Harris County government's website
- The Handbook of Texas Online: Harris County
- Account of the early days of Harris County, 1824 - 1838 from Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas by John Henry Brown, hosted by The Portal to Texas History
- Harris County local event listings
- CPS in Harris County
- Harris County Fire Marshal's Office
- Harris County Housing Authority Website
- Accepted design illustration of Court House from the University of Houston Digital Library (1920-1924)
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Harris County, Texas
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|Unincorporated areas||Atascocita | Channelview | Cloverleaf | Cypress | Klein | Spring | The Woodlands|
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