The Harris County Commissioners Court’s Analyst’s Office is a new County department created by the Commissioners Court to provide the members of Commissioners Court and County departments with access to nonpartisan policy research and analysis to support policy decision-making. The Analyst’s Office receives requests directly from member offices of Commissioners Court and produces reports in response to those requests.

Recent Publications

Update: Annual Deaths in Harris County


This memoprovides an update to the December 2020 annual deaths report by extending the date of analysis from October 2020 to December 2020. This memo reports total annual deaths in Harris County, including the City of Houston, from January 2010 through December 2020 by age, and race and ethnicity. Note: This memo does not include reference to cause of death, and the memo does not include any conclusions from the data.

Metropolitan Planning Organizations


MetropolitanPlanning Organizations (MPOs) are agencies created by federal law to provide local elected officials input into the planning and implementation of federal transportation funds. This memo compares five MPOs in Texas with regard to their: representation, decision-making process, and intergovernmental relationships and examines methods for increasing Harris County’s leverage within their local MPO, H-GAC.

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, July 2021


This memo is the seventh of a monthly series that provides an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Harris County. As of July 5, 2021, 41.9% (1,975,622) of individuals in Harris County residents were fully vaccinated.

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