The land area of Harris County, TX was 1,703 in 2018.

Land Area

Water Area

Land area is a measurement providing the size, in square miles, of the land portions of geographic entities for which the Census Bureau tabulates and disseminates data. Area is calculated from the specific boundary recorded for each entity in the Census Bureau's geographic database. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2010.

Water Area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial sea water. Inland water consists of any lake, reservoir, pond, or similar body of water that is recorded in the Census Bureau's geographic database. It also includes any river, creek, canal, stream, or similar feature that is recorded in that database as a two- dimensional feature (rather than as a single line). The portions of the oceans and related large embayments (such as Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea that belong to the United States and its territories are classified as coastal and territorial waters; the Great Lakes are treated as a separate water entity. Rivers and bays that empty into these bodies of water are treated as inland water from the point beyond which they are narrower than 1 nautical mile across. Identification of land and inland, coastal, territorial, and Great Lakes waters is for data presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect their legal definitions.

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Geographic and Area Datasets Involving Harris County, TX

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    CPI 3.8 Abuse/Neglect Investigations - Alleged and Confirmed Victims By County FY2012-FY2021 | Last Updated 2022-02-11T22:35:47.000Z

    This chart counts victims in completed investigations. Completed investigations only include those cases conducted as a traditional investigation that were not administratively closed or merged into another stage. An investigation can only be administratively closed if all allegations have a disposition of administrative closure. A completed investigation can include more than one alleged victim. Completed investigations do not include any Alternative Response stages. A confirmed victim on a completed investigation is a child who is a victim on at least one allegation with a disposition of reason to believe. An unconfirmed victim on a completed investigation is a child who was an alleged victim on at least one allegation with a disposition of unable to complete, unable to determine or ruled out. A description of Alternative Response and how it differs from a traditional investigation and the definitions of the different dispositions in a traditional investigation are in the glossary. Visit for information on CPS Abuse/Neglect Investigations and all DFPS programs.

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    CPI 1.1 Texas Child Population (ages 0-17) by County 2012-2021 | Last Updated 2022-03-21T14:05:59.000Z

    As recommended by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to ensure consistency across all HHSC agencies, in 2012 DFPS adopted the HHSC methodology on how to categorize race and ethnicity. As a result, data broken down by race and ethnicity in 2012 and after is not directly comparable to race and ethnicity data in 2011 and before. The population totals may not match previously printed DFPS Data Books. Past population estimates are adjusted based on the U.S. Census data as it becomes available. This is important to keep the data in line with current best practices, but may cause some past counts, such as Abuse/Neglect Victims per 1,000 Texas Children, to be recalculated. Population Data Source - Population Estimates and Projections Program, Texas State Data Center, Office of the State Demographer and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Current population estimates and projections data as of December 2020. Visit for information on all DFPS programs.

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    Harris County Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR) | Last Updated 2022-08-04T12:00:09.000Z

    The document displays all the facilities in Harris County, Texas that have submitted a DMR. There are multiple lines for each facility due to outfalls and parameters. The spreadsheet is searchable by permittee name and EPA ID.

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    CPS 2.1 Removals - by County FY2012-2021 | Last Updated 2022-02-15T00:11:22.000Z

    A removal occurs when CPS determines that a child cannot safely remain in their own home and that DFPS needs to seek legal custody to ensure child safety. Removals can occur in an investigation, family preservation, family substitute care or family reunification stage. More information at

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    CPS 2.3 Children In DFPS Legal Responsibility by County FY2012-2021 | Last Updated 2022-02-15T00:35:57.000Z

    Children in DFPS custody are those for whom a court has appointed DFPS legal responsibility through temporary or permanent managing conservatorship or other court ordered legal basis. This chart includes any child in DFPS custody at some point during the year. Children may be duplicated in the count, if they were in and out of DFPS custody more than once during the fiscal year. Visit for information on Children in DFPS Legal Responsibility and all DFPS programs.

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    Texas Regional Economic Snapshots | Last Updated 2020-06-26T23:40:44.000Z

    Find information on population, income, jobs, wages, graduation rates, highways, water and healthcare for the Comptroller's 12 Economic Regions. See for more information on our agency’s privacy and security policies.

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    Credit Access Businesses | Last Updated 2021-04-14T22:06:09.000Z

    The data set may include active and inactive credit access businesses.

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    CPI 3.5 Workers Responsible For Intake Or Investigation By Office Location County FY2012-FY2021 | Last Updated 2022-02-04T22:50:41.000Z

    This chart includes statewide intake staff, investigation staff, Alternative Response staff with caseworker job classifications along with CPI Screeners and CPI Special Investigators. SWI Intake Workers are located in Austin (Travis County), El Paso and Texarkana (Bowie County). This dashboard addressed a prior reporting requirement from the Texas Family Code. Visit for information on CPS Abuse/Neglect Investigations and all DFPS programs.

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    Sales Tax Allocation, Tax Rates | Last Updated 2022-08-10T14:48:52.000Z

    This report shows jurisdictions adopting new or changed sales tax rates. The rates shown are for each jurisdiction and do not represent the total rate in the area.

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    CPI 3.3 Abuse/Neglect Investigations - Findings by County and Region FY2012-FY2021 | Last Updated 2022-04-11T20:18:34.000Z

    Child Protective Investigations (CPI) conducts either a traditional investigation or Alternative Response (AR). Traditional investigations and Alternative Response require caseworkers to assess safety and take needed actions to protect a child while assessing any risk of abuse or neglect in the foreseeable future. AR cases present a less adversarial more collaborative approach to working with families by allowing for family engagement along with other community supports to ensure child safety. AR differs from traditional investigations in that AR cases are Priority 2 cases involving victims who are age 6 or older, there is no substantiation of allegations, no entry of perpetrators into the Central Registry (a repository for reports of child abuse and neglect), and there is a heightened focus on guiding the family to plan for safety in a way that works for them and therefore sustains the safety. Completed investigations only include those cases conducted as a traditional investigation that were not administratively closed or merged into another stage. Investigations may include more than one alleged victim. All allegations in a completed investigation are given one of the following dispositions: Reason to Believe (RTB) - defined in section 2281.2 of the CPS policy handbook Ruled Out (RO) - defined in section 2281.3 of CPS policy handbook Unable to Complete (UTC) - defined in section 2281.4 of CPS policy handbook Unable to Determine (UTD) - defined in section 2281.4 of CPS policy handbook If at least one allegation has an RTB disposition, the investigation is given an overall disposition of RTB. If there are no allegations with an RTB disposition but there is at least one allegation with a disposition of UTD, the investigation is given an overall disposition of UTD. Visit for information on CPI Abuse/Neglect Investigations and all DFPS programs.