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Time Zone: Harris County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Houston is the Seat for Harris County.

Harris County is one of the original counties of Texas and was founded December 22, 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Harris had a population of 4,070,989 people. This is an increase of 19.71% since the last Census (which gave a population of 3,400,578 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Harris represented 16.31% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20104,092,459+20.35%+0.53% since 2009
20094,070,989+19.71%+2.27% since 2008
20083,980,602+17.06%+1.83% since 2007
20003,400,578The Last Census

More information can be found on the Harris County Census Page for Harris County.


Below are some of the communities located in Harris County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Harris County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pasadena   145,789141,6742.9% increase  
La Porte   34,19131,8807.25% increase  
Deer Park   30,93828,5208.48% increase  
Bellaire   18,17615,64216.2% increase  
South Houston   16,34615,8333.24% increase  

Websites for Harris County

Official Website:   www.co.harris.tx.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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