Recent Publications

Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution and Cases, October 2022

10/25/2022

This is the final monthly memo on the status of monkeypox cases and the effort to distribute the monkeypox vaccine in Harris County. The memo includes analyses by an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, and precinct. The number of individuals fully vaccinated in Harris County increased 101% from September 2022 to October 2022, from 2,675 fully vaccinated individuals in September to 5,370 fully vaccinated individuals in October.

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Harris County at a Glance: Economic Indicators

10/04/2022

Harris County at a Glance: Economic Indicators is the first of four related reports and summarizes key economic indicators for Harris County. Where possible, all economic indicators are disaggregated by gender, and race and ethnicity, and reported as far back as 2010. Indicators are reported with comparison to the three next largest counties in Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, and Bexar) and three largest counties outside of Texas (Los Angeles, Cook, and Maricopa). For each year reviewed from 2010 to 2019, more than half of the workforce in Harris County works in either management, business, science, and arts occupations, or sales and office occupations. The forthcoming related reports are: Housing and Transportation Indicators (late 2022), Health and Environment Indicators (Spring 2023), and Justice and Safety Indicators (Summer 2023).

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Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution and Cases, September 2022

09/27/2022

This memo provides an overview of the status of monkeypox cases and the effort to distribute the monkeypox vaccine in Harris County. The memo includes analyses by an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, and precinct. As of September 2, 2022, 6,135 individuals in Harris County received at least one dose of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine. Of that total, 84.6% (5,188 individuals) received their first dose, and 15.4% (947 individuals) received their second dose (completing the vaccine series).

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Quarterly Update: COVID-19 Vaccination, September 2022

09/13/2022

This memo provides an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination distribution effort in Harris County between January 2021 to August 2022, including analyses by precinct, age, race, and ethnicity. In response to the slowing changes in vaccine distribution, this memo is released quarterly instead of monthly, with the next release scheduled for December 2022. As of August 28, 2022, 63.1% (2,984,328) of individuals in Harris County were fully vaccinated, meaning an individual has received both doses of either the Modernaor Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This reflects a 1.3% (from 2,945,239 to 2,984,328) increase from June 2022.

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Emergency Service Districts (ESDs) in Harris County

09/01/2022

Emergency services districts (ESDs) are special purpose districts that provide critical emergency services to communities in unincorporated areas. Harris County covers1,777 square miles and has a population of 4.7 million residents, with approximately 1.97 million residents living in its unincorporated areas. There are currently 33 ESDs in unincorporated Harris County. Seven districts provide emergency medical services (EMS) services only; 16 districts provide fire only; and ten districts provide both EMS and fire services. This memo summarizes relevant statutes governing ESDs, describes existing ESDs in Harris County, and offers policy options for any changes in service to a resident of Harris County.

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