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Harris County, TX
The county was named for John R. Harris, settler

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The county is in the Houston-Baytown metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 3,644,285. This was an increase of  7.17% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$42,598
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harris County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Harris County was $36,825. This was an increase of 25.6% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 119% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Houston
Census 2000 highlights: Third largest county in the nation (by population); third largest Hispanic population; most populous county in the state

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9% of Harris County residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harris County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Harris County include Adath Emeth Cemetery, Adath Israel Cemetery, Adath Yeshurun Cemetery, Aldine Cemetery, Alief Cemetery, Baker Cemetery, Baytown Memorial Cemetery, Beth El Cemetery, Beth Israel Cemetery, Beth Jacob Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Harris County include Addicks, Aldine, Alief, Atascocita, Bammel, Barker, Barrett, Baytown, Bellaire, Bordersville ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Harris County include Baylor College of Medicine, College of Biblical Studies - Houston, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, Houston Baptist University, Houston Community College System, Houston Graduate School of Theology, Lee College, Rice University, San Jacinto College - Central Campus, San Jacinto College - North Campus ... View colleges

School districts in Harris County include Aldine ISD, Alief ISD, Channelview ISD, Crosby ISD, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Deer Park ISD, Galena Park ISD, Goose Creek CISD, Houston ISD, Huffman ISD ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Harris County include Acres Homes Branch Library, Aldine Branch Library, Atascocita Branch Library, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Barbara Bush Branch Library, Bellaire City Library, Bracewell Branch Library, Carnegie Branch Library, Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Collier Regional Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Harris County include Baytown Sun, Houston Chronicle, Katy Times, Tomball Magnolia Tribune News ... View newspapers

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Politics

Harris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harris County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Harris County include Ellington Field, George Bush Intercontinental, William P Hobby

Hotels in Harris County include Americas Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Baymont Inn Houston NW, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn Baytown, Best Value Inn Channelview ... More hotels

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