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The 2000 Census showed that Harrison County had a population of 62,110 people. This represented 0.3% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Harrison had a population of 64,795 people. This is an increase of 4.32% since the 2000 Census.

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
201065,631+5.67%+1.29% since 2009
200964,795+4.32%+1.6% since 2008
200863,775+2.68%+0.75% since 2007
200663,294+1.91%+1.31% since 2005
200562,476+0.59%+0.17% since 2004
200462,371+0.42%+0.87% since 2003
200361,836-0.44%-0.27% since 2002
200262,003-0.17%-0.46% since 2001
200162,290+0.29%+0.29% since 2000
200062,110The Last Census

Harrison County had 26,271 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Harrison County has a total area<3> of 915 square miles [2,370 km²]. Of this total, 898 square miles [2,327 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.79%) being water (16.38 square miles [42.43 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Harrison County had a population density of 69.1 people per square mile [26.68 people/km²], making it the state's 50th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Harrison County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Harrison and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Harrison County QuickFact (QF-48203).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Harrison County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Caddo (LA)QF-22017   E253,623252,1610.58%
GreggQF-48183   W119,637111,3797.41%
MarionQF-48315   N10,30610,941-5.8%
PanolaQF-48365   S23,31022,7562.43%
RuskQF-48401   SW49,18047,3723.82%
UpshurQF-48459   W38,05735,2917.84%

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Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Harrison. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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