Harrison County, Texas

Harrison County – History, Demography, Government and Others

Harrison County, Texas

History of Harrison County

Harrison County was named for Texas revolutionary Jonas Harrison. It was incorporated in 1842.. The area of the county was reduced in 1846 when the territories were carved out to form Panola in addition to Upshur counties. Marshall was established in 1841, and designated as the county seat in 1842.


According to estimates for July 2018 from the United States Census Bureau, Harrison County had an estimated number of 66,726 people living there. The county had 28,726 homes as well as 23217 families living within the county. The racial composition of Harrison County was 63.2% non-Hispanic whites, 21.1% Black or African American, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.8% Asian, 0.1 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.7 percent of at least two races. Hispanics as well as Latin Americans of any race comprised 13.6 percent of the population.

25.3 percent of the county was younger than 18 years old, and 16.1 percent were 65 or over. 51.1 percent of the county’s population was female. Around 6.5 percent from Harrison County were foreign-born individuals.

In the median family income, $51,202, and 14.7 percent of the population were living below the poverty line. In the county, median rent for the County was $779 between 2014 until 2018, and the median monthly homeowner expenses with no mortgage was $403. The median for mortgages was $1,266.

84.9 percent from Harrison County were high school graduates and 19.1 percent were holding an Bachelor’s Degree or more.

Population (2020)

Total Population: 68,839

Density: 75/sq mi

Harrison County Government

Government Official Website: http://harrisoncountytexas.org/

Harrison County, Texas – Cities

  1. Hallsville
  2. Longview (mostly in Gregg County)
  3. Marshall (county seat and largest municipality)
  4. Scottsville
  5. Uncertain
  6. Waskom

Harrison County, Texas – Unincorporated communities

  • Elysian Fields
  • Gill
  • Harleton
  • Jonesville
  • Karnack
  • Latex
  • Nesbitt
  • Woodlawn

Adjacent Counties

Photos of Significant Location and Monuments

Harrison County Courthouse
Harrison County Courthouse
Hallsville High School
Hallsville High School
Harrison Co General Cable
General Cable

School Districts

  • Hallsville Independent School District
  • Harleton Independent School District
  • Karnack Independent School District
  • Marshall Independent School District
  • Waskom Independent School District

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