Harrison County, TX

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2022 Population
69,098
0.617% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
1.27% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
4.03% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,427
9.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$164,400
8.02% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
30,925
6.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Harrison County, TX had a population of 69.1k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $63,427. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Harrison County, TX grew from 68,674 to 69,098, a 0.617% increase and its median household income grew from $57,996 to $63,427, a 9.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.64%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.68%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.38%).

None of the households in Harrison County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Harrison County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison County, TX are East Texas Baptist University (365 degrees awarded in 2022) and Wiley College (229887) (114 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Harrison County, TX was $164,400, and the homeownership rate was 74%.

Most people in Harrison County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Harrison County, TX is home to a population of 69.1k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.68% of Harrison County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.23k people).

In 2022, there were 2.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.4k people) in Harrison County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Harrison County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, TX was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.4k ± 436
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 360
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.9k ± 880
13.9%
Hispanic Population
9.6k people

In 2022, there were 2.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.4k people) in Harrison County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.9% of the people in Harrison County, TX are hispanic (9.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Harrison County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.68%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.23k people
4.94%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.39k people

As of 2022, 4.68% of Harrison County, TX residents (3.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison County, TX was 4.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,406 ± 273
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,072 ± 396
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    497 ± 169

Harrison County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Harrison County, TX employs 30.9k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,195 people), Retail Trade (3,602 people), and Educational Services (3,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($97,938), Utilities ($97,885), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,580).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

30.9k
2022 Value
± 1,561
6.58%
1 Year growth
± 6.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison County, TX grew at a rate of 6.58%, from 29k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,444 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,751 people), and Production Occupations (2,607 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.9k
2022 Value
± 1,561
6.58%
1 Year growth
± 6.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison County, TX grew at a rate of 6.58%, from 29k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,195 people), Retail Trade (3,602 people), and Educational Services (3,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Harrison County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,567
Median earning men ± $1,856
$29,167
Median earning women ± $1,636

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($97,781), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,065), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,227).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,632), Public Administration ($48,724), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,841).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 381
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 357
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 313
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Harrison County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 72.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.989%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Harrison County, TX awarded 479 degrees. The student population of Harrison County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,171 male students and 1,298 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison County, TX are White (247 and 52%), followed by Black or African American (163 and 34.3%), Hispanic or Latino (47 and 9.89%), and Two or More Races (10 and 2.11%).

The largest universities in Harrison County, TX by number of degrees awarded are East Texas Baptist University (365 and 76.2%) and Wiley College (229887) (114 and 23.8%).

The most popular majors in Harrison County, TX are Registered Nursing (35 and 7.31%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (31 and 6.47%), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (27 and 5.64%).

The median tuition cost in Harrison County, TX for private four year colleges is $19,975.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Harrison County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 39.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,469 (47.4% men and 52.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,469 students enrolled in Harrison County, TX, 47.4% men and 52.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,167 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Harrison County, TX was Registered Nursing with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Harrison County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 365 degrees awarded
  2. 114 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Texas Baptist University with 365 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 206 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison County, TX, which is 0.755 times less than the 273 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 247 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 163 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,975) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,460) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($850) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, TX was $164,400 in 2022, which is 0.583 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $152,200 to $164,400, a 8.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, TX is 74%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Harrison County, TX have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrison County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harrison County, TX is $63,427. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Harrison County, TX was Census Tract 206.03 with a value of $91,118, followed by Census Tract 201.03 and Census Tract 206.05, with respective values of $78,728 and $78,495.

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Harrison County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.3%.

Property

$164,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,601
$18,494
Median Property Taxes
±$1,129

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74% of the housing units in Harrison County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 206.03
  2. Census Tract 201.03
  3. Census Tract 206.05

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, TX was Census Tract 206.03 with a value of $91,118, followed by Census Tract 201.03 and Census Tract 206.05, with respective values of $78,728 and $78,495.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Harrison County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$63,427
Median Household Income
± $3,052
25k
Number of Households
± 1,334

In 2022, the median household income of the 25k households in Harrison County, TX grew to $63,427 from the previous year's value of $57,996.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrison County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Harrison County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.2%) and those who worked at home (6%).

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Harrison County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Harrison County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.3%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, TX (10.9k out of 67k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison County, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 21.9% of the children was living in poverty in Harrison County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 347 in Harrison County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 99.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

83.7% of the population of Harrison County, TX has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, TX see 3328 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.24% decrease from the previous year (3336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3905 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2289 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,328 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harrison County, TX

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, TX see an average of 3,328 patients per year. This represents a 0.24% decrease from the previous year (3,336 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harrison County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.3%
Uninsured
39.5%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, TX grew by 6.64% from 15.3% to 16.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.8 in Harrison County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.5% in Harrison County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 20% in Harrison County, TX.

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