1,777 square miles 981 unincorporated square miles 34 cities including Houston, our county seat Their schooner sailed into Galveston Bay and ran aground on the Red Fish Bar. About 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. Harris County is located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. Your contribution will Name -  Waller The 1200 Jail,[40] the 1307 Jail, (originally a TDCJ facility, leased by the county),[41] and the 701 Jail (formed from existing warehouse storage space) are on the same site. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  In 2019, Judge Lina Hidalgo was sworn in as the County Judge. Baytown; 1916 Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Towns, and Cities, Douglas Anderson Harris County Places, Communities, Towns, and Cities - G thru M This Database of Harris County Places, Communities, Towns, and Cities is continually being updated. Although this body is called a court, it conducts the general business of the county and oversees financial matters. ESD's may provide services directly or may contract with an agency or agencies for services. Quadrant; 1919 Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, USGS Topographical Map  -  Quadrant 535 N As information and materials are discovered, they are being added. Austin, Texas 78712-0332 Porte; Entry Date:31-Dec-03; BGN: -, La F. Gillette's Galveston Bay estate. [8] [11] Both its total area and land area are larger than the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Entry Date:30-Nov-79; BGN: -, Richmond [56], In 2009, 20% of the office space in northwest Harris County was vacant. He was joined by the land commissioner, Baron von Bastrop, and Austin's secretary, Samuel May Williams. Many areas in Harris County are served by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO), a public transportation agency headquartered in Downtown Houston. -  Morgan Point Harris County late Friday released a list of confirmed coronavirus cases by municipality. This figure does not include people who own cars, but do not have enough money to repair the automobiles. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Harris County Places, Communities, Towns, and Cities - A thru F : This Database of Harris County Places, Communities, Towns, and Cities is continually being updated. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  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. -  Addicks Office Box P, Austin, TX 78713-8916 Quadrant, Located (Brookside Village), La For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males. [10], The First Congress of the Republic of Texas established Harrisburg County on December 22, 1836. Crosby After five years, 80.5% of graduates are still living and working in the region. Several counties hosting Texas cities reported record-breaking voter turnout compared to 2016. -  Hillendahl County governments serve as agents of the state, with responsibilities defined in the Texas Constitution. Quadrant, 1916 -  Burnett Bay Harris County, Texas, United States, maps, List of Towns and Cities, Street View, Geographic.org If you would like to This Quadrant, NW An agency of the Harris County government, Harris County Transit, serves communities in Harris County that are not served by METRO. Porte near Bay Oaks (aka Oaks), 1916 discovered, they are being added. -  Seabrook (Evergreen Plantation), near Quadrant, 1916 [59][60] Smith International has its headquarters in the Greenspoint district and in an unincorporated area in Harris County. On the other hand, little European activity predates 1821. Field (also called Olcott Field), 1916/1929 Bunker Hill Village . [65] In 2012 Noble Energy announced that it was consolidating its headquarters and two other Greater Houston offices into a 10-story building on the former Compaq headquarters property in unincorporated Harris County. (aka) Ranch (LH7 Ranch , aka Marks Ranch), The the Interior, Texas It's the first data released that maps the cases location. The northwestern through northeastern parts of the county are served by various campuses of the Lone Star College System, while the southeastern portion of the county is served by San Jacinto College. Texas ±water surface only in adjacent county, "Appendix A: Overview of Law Enforcement Agencies. In addition, Houston has the Houston Public Library, a city-controlled public library system. -  Cypress Human remains date habitation to about 4,000 BC. [7], In 1824, the land empresario, Stephen F. Austin convened at the house of William Scott for the purpose of conveying titles for Mexican headrights. Its county seat is Houston. North of Baytown  (see TSHA Online,  Mont  Here's what you should know. -  Huffman -  Almeda Quadrant, 1916 The county awards cities $55 per Harris County resident, so League City will receive $109,120 because it has 1,984 Harris County residents. Four separate and distinct state universities are located in Harris County. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  French traders recorded passing through in the 18th century. [3] According to a July 2018 census estimate, Harris County's population had grown to 4,698,619, comprising over 16% of Texas's population. In the county, the population was distributed as 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. [5][6] Harris County is included in the nine-county Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan statistical area, which is the fifth-most populous metropolitan area in the United States. [42], The Community Services Department provides community services. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  The five largest foreign languages in the county were Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,106,883 speakers), Vietnamese (53,311 speakers), Chinese (33,003 speakers), French including Cajun and Patois (33,003 speakers), and Urdu (14,595 speakers). -  Seabrook Orphans' Home for Boys. Lynchburg Crossing or Ferry. Each precinct elects a Commissioner to represent them on the commissioners' court and oversee county government functions in the precinct. Located in the historic community of Third Ward is Texas Southern University, one of the largest historically black colleges and universities in the United States. La Help. Town of Pine Mountain: 250 North McDougal Avenue, Pine Mountain, GA 31822, 706-663-2213 Hispanics and Latinos (of any race) made up 40.8% of Harris County's population. Harris County. [30], Historically, Harris County voted Republican at the presidential level from the mid-20th century until 2008; Barack Obama was the first Democrat to win the county since Texas native Lyndon Johnson in 1964. SCHOOLS Harris County public schools spend $9,741 per student. According to Children At Risk, a local nonprofit research organization, 21% of the Harris County children live in poverty, 6.5 per 1,000 die before age one, and 38% drop out of high school. As of 2014 Census estimates, Harris County had a population of 4,441,370 people. It has an Adult Education Center in the Northside and an office in the North Post Oak Building in Spring Branch.[64][74][75]. to Bay Oaks (aka Oaks), Morgans In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the county by the largest margin for a Democrat since 1964. -  Harmaston Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Harris County population is 4,269,608 in 2010-2014, ranked #1 in Texas, increased 25.56% since 2000. Quadrant; 1919 Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, USGS Topographical Map  About 63.8% spoke only English at home, while 28.8% spoke Spanish and 1.6% Vietnamese. -  Humble City; Entry Date:30-Nov-79; BGN: -. About thirty families gained legal titles to land in what would later be known as Harris County. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  County near Barker, TX, Barrett 6. The sheriff is the conservator of the peace in the county. During that year, in Harris County, 50% of the county's Asian immigrants have postgraduate degrees. 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ELECTION 2020: Early voting in Harris County starts Oct. 13. Harris County, GA Directions {{::location.tagLine.value.text}} Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  He attempted to develop Buffalo Bayou as a trading conduit for the Brazos River valley. The report stated that many Asians were in earlier stages of careers and were younger, leading to lower incomes. The Harris County Auditor’s confidential hotline and website allow employees, vendors, grant applicants and the general public to anonymously report instances of fraud, waste or abuse of the County’s funds, resources and projects 24/7 in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Vietnamese. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.4%. The county’s 2018 population is estimated to be 34,475, an increase of 7.7% since 2010. LH7 Ranch, a Texas Archeological Landmark. Some residents, such as Martin Dreyer, a Houston Chronicle reporter, were disturbed by modernization of the building, saying its character had been ruined. - 1 - E/2 (Addicks), Located NE; Entry Date:18-Jan-00; BGN: -, League -  Satsuma 1894, -  Houston -  Swanson [further explanation needed], The Harris County Department of Education, a county division overseeing education by local school districts, with a 2011 budget around $100 million, is headquartered in the Ronald W. Reagan Building in the Northside district in Houston. About 12.1% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over. As of 2000 US Census, the county had a population of 3,400,578 (though a 2007 estimate placed the population at 4,011,475), making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States. -  La Porte 7. Rice University is one of the leading teaching and research universities of the United States and ranked the nation's 17th best overall university by U.S. News & World Report.[84]. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Quadrant, Freedman's Several private institutions of higher learning—ranging from liberal arts colleges to a nationally recognized research university—are located within Harris County. 1. continually being updated. Quadrant, 1915 As of the census[17] of 2000, 3,400,578 people, 1,205,516 households, and 834,217 families resided in the county, making it the largest county by population in Texas. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Each Texas county has four precinct commissioners and a county judge. This is a list of large cities closest to Harris County, TX. [72] In January 2009 KBR announced that it will not open the new office facility. The 2010 Population was 4,107,670 and has seen a growth of 15.55% since this time. As of 2010-2014, the total Harris county population is 32,539, which has grown 37.32% since 2000. 4. This is a list of large cities closest to Harris County, GA. A big city usually has a population of at least 200,000 and you can often fly into a major airport. The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office operates an Investigative Branch, an Emergency Response Branch (Hazardous Materials Response) and Prevention Branch (Inspections). Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  -  Morgan Point -  Seabrook [20], Altogether, the non-Hispanic white population in Harris County is declining. [7], Nicolas Clopper arrived in the Galveston Bay area from Ohio in the 1820s. Channelview . in La Porte and Pasadena, La - 1 - E/2 (Addicks), Aldine; TSHA Online-Texas The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates some correctional facilities in Harris County, including: 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. Just above 82% favored offering illegal immigrants a path to citizenship provided they speak English and have no criminal record, holding from 83% in 2013, which was up from 19% in 2009. Baycliff; 1916/1929 Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Moved 48", Account of the early days of Harris County, 1824 – 1838, Accepted design illustration of Court House from the University of Houston Digital Library (1920–1924), list of cities and towns in Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land MSA, National Register of Historic Places Sites, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Harris_County,_Texas&oldid=995528527, 1837 establishments in the Republic of Texas, Articles with dead external links from July 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles with dead external links from December 2018, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2018, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March 2020, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz area identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Atascosita, Huffman, Humble, Kingwood, Spring, West Houston, Memorial Villages, Bellaire, West University Place, west and northwest areas of county, Alief, Southwest Houston, Houston's Southside, Downtown Houston, Bush IAH, northwest and northeast Houston, inner portions of Houston's Southside, Aldine, Channelview, East Houston, Fall Creek portion of Humble, Galena Park, Jacinto City, northern Pasadena, North Shore, western Sheldon, South Houston, Clear Lake City, NASA Johnson Space Center, southern and central Pasadena, Deer Park, Baytown, Crosby, La Porte, eastern Sheldon, Dayton, Seabrook, Morgan's Point, Shore Acres, El Lago, Nassau Bay, Taylor Lake Village, Kingwood, far eastern portions of Baytown, Houston Ship Channel, eastern portions of Houston, Jacinto City, Galena Park, northern Pasadena, western portion of Baytown, Memorial Villages, Memorial/Spring Branch area, Addicks Reservoir, northwest portions of county, Downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center, southwest and northeast Houston, Houston's Southside, Northwest Houston, Bush IAH, southern portion of Humble, eastern Harris County, Meyerland, Bellaire, West University Place, much of Greater Katy area, far west Houston, Barker Reservoir, Humble, Kingwood, Lake Houston, Atascocita, Crosby, Wallisville, Clear Lake City, NASA Johnson Space Center, Southeast Harris County (including Seabrook and Webster), Northwest Harris County (including Cypress, Tomball, Waller), West Harris County (including Greater Katy area), Inner western portions of Houston (including Meyerland, River Oaks and Memorial Park), Texas Medical Center, West University Place, Bellaire, Southside Place, Western, Jersey Village and southeastern segments of the Champions/FM 1960 area, Southwest Houston (including Sharpstown and Gulfton), Northwest Houston and parts of the Memorial/Spring Branch area north of I-10, Addicks Reservoir, Northeast Houston, Bush IAH, Greenspoint, southern portion of Humble, East Houston within Loop 610, Houston Ship Channel, Galena Park, Jacinto City, northern Pasadena, Inner southeastern portions of Houston (mainly east of I-45), South Houston (not part of the city of Houston), Downtown Houston, inner southeastern portions of Houston (mainly west of I-45), Eastern, North and Northwest Houston mainly within Loop 610 (including Houston Heights), Far west Houston, Alief, unincorporated portions of Katy area east of Fry Rd, Barker Reservoir, North Harris County (including Spring and Klein), Richard Milburn Academy Houston (high school) – Of, Memorial Village (Bunker Hill, Piney Point, Hunters Creek), This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 15:08. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Belvieu; Entry Date:20-Feb-04; BGN: -, 1916 Harris County TX - local information including cities, towns, neighborhoods, & subdivisions. Suburban areas such as Cypress, Spring, and Katy in the county's western and northern areas, tend to be strongly Republican. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  Belvieu; Entry Date:30-Nov-79; BGN: -, Elena Quadrant; 1919 Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, USGS Topographical Map  Entry Date:30-Nov-79; BGN: -, Mont The University of Houston is a nationally recognized Tier One research university, and is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. Heights Quadrant, La State Historical Association, 1 University Station D0901, He platted the town of Harrisburg in 1826, while he established a trading post and a grist mill there. In 2018, Democrats swept the court capturing all 59 seats on the civil, criminal, family, juvenile and probate courts. The original county boundaries included Galveston Island, but were redrawn to its current configuration in May 1838.[3]. Quadrant. University That year the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research released a report advocating for consolidating several of these agencies as a way of saving taxpayer money. Tornado activity: Northwest Harris-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average.It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.. On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. Geological Survey,  GNIS -  Hockley [25] Harris is regarded as a moderate or swing county in Texas, and has been a bellwether in Presidential elections, voting for winners of every Presidential election from 2000 through 2012 (both Barack Obama and Texas resident George W. Bush have won the county). Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain attracts thousands of visitors and accounts for the majority of the county’s successful tourism industry. Additionally, ESD's may overlap one another to ensure both fire and EMS services are provided. 1915 Harris County Hospital District operates three hospitals: LBJ General Hospital, Quentin Mease Community Hospital, and Ben Taub General Hospital, as well as many clinics. be acknowledged and listed as a source. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  [86], In Harris County, the average one way commute for a person using an automobile was 25 minutes, while the average commute for a person not using an automobile was 44 minutes, a 76% longer duration than the figure for commuters with cars.[28]. Altogether, 58.4% of the population was claimed as members by religious congregations, although members of historically African-American denominations were underrepresented due to incomplete information. [79][80][81] The third-largest university in Texas,[82] the University of Houston counted 43,774 (fall 2016)[83] students on its 667-acre campus in southeast Houston. Dept of Interior, USGS Topographical Map  [3], The first recorded European settlers in Harris County arrived in 1822. About 32.9% 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. Cities with municipal fire departments include: Areas outside of municipal city limits (and some smaller municipalities) have fire and emergency medical services provided by Emergency Service Districts, distinct governmental units with the ability to levy property and sales taxes. 1915 State Library and Archives Commission, 1201 Brazos, PO Box US Department of on Dinner Creek;  1915 Porte; Entry Date:1-Dec-91; BGN: -, Hedwig Entry Date:30-Nov-79; BGN: -, 1915 [45] Guy R. Rankin, IV is Chief Executive Officer of Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA). Quadrant, 1915 Among those who spoke other languages, 46% of Spanish speakers, 37% of Vietnamese speakers, 50% of Chinese speakers, 85% of French speakers, and 72% of Urdu speakers said that they spoke English at least "very well". Many of the organs of the Harris County government reside in the Harris County Campus in Downtown Houston. The per capita income for the county was $21,435. The county is split into 4 geographical divisions called precincts. The racial and ethnic makeup of the county was 40.8% Hispanic or Latino. Quadrant, 1915 Database. Here is a complete list of cities in Harris County TX for you to explore and learn about! - 1 - E/2 (Addicks), Spring; -  Aldine -  Alief Quadrant, Pasadena; Quadrant, Bellaire; Notes and Recollections of Harris County, Places, Communities, The cities of Baytown, Bellaire, Deer Park, and Pasadena have their own city-controlled libraries. 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