Traditional Finances

Harris County is committed to transparency in every aspect of its operations and believes that financial transparency and accountability are critical components of good stewardship of taxpayer resources. It is our mission to be an independent and progressive organization that presents accurate, timely, understandable, and readily accessible information for the citizens of Harris County.

Through its "Transparency Star" program, The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts recognizes local governments across Texas for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. This is accomplished by providing citizens with clear and meaningful financial information not only by posting financial documents, but also through summaries, visualizations, downloadable data, and other relevant information. 


FY2017
Total
Per capita (4,700,000 pop.)
Revenues
$4,242,863,200
$902.74
Expenditures
$3,731,902,761
$794.02
Revenue from property taxes
$1,865,974,609
$397.02
Full Time Employees
16,781
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Revenues and Expenditures per Capita

Harris County and Flood Control District Property Tax Rate Per $100 Valuation Chart

Annual Population Estimate - Harris County Chart
Full-Time Employees Chart

2017 Utilities
Usage
Unit of Measure
Cost
Gas Service
816,258
Mcf
$1,326,129.75
Water Service
9,396,462
Kgal
$6,207,814.65
Electricity Service
346,732,018
KWH
$28,624,115.90

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