Harris County ranked third most populous county in nation by new U.S. Census Bureau estimates

Tarrant County grew rapidly between 2010 and 2018, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tarrant County grew rapidly between 2010 and 2018, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Harris County ranks third in the nation’s most populous counties, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau April 18.

The county is estimated to have had a population of 4,698,619 in July 2018, compared to 4,664,159 in July 2017.

That growth puts it at No. 3 in the nation for highest numeric growth from 2017 to 2018, behind Clark County in Nevada and Maricopa County in Arizona, which ranks No. 1.

Harris County also ranks number one in numeric growth from 2010 to 2018, from an estimated base of 4,093,188 in April 1, 2010.

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan ranks number 5 in most populous metropolitan areas, with an estimated population of 6,997,384 in July 1, 2018. The estimated population for July 1, 2017 was 6,905,695, and 5,920,487 in April 1, 2010.

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By Eva Vigh

Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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