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Harris County, Texas
Harris County is located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 United States Census, 2020 census, the population was 4,731,145, making it the most populous county in Texas and the List of the most populous counties in the United States, third most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston, the largest city in Texas and fourth largest city in the United States. The county was founded in 1836 and organized in 1837. It is named for John Richardson Harris, who founded the town of Harrisburg, Houston, Harrisburg on Buffalo Bayou in 1826. According to a July 2018 census estimate, Harris County's population had grown to 4,698,619, comprising over 16% of Texas's population. Harris County is included in the nine-county Greater Houston, Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan statistical area, which is the List of metropolitan statistical areas, fifth-most populous metropolitan area in the United States. History Human remains date habit ...
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