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Texas. It’s not just a state, but an entire vibe. Its BBQ, cowboys and cowgirls, horses, cattle, unabashed love of sports, hot weather, and an even hotter music scene make Texas one of the most unique states in the nation. Its largest city, Houston, with a bustling economy, is a popular place for residents to put down roots. With a wide variety of dwelling types and properties available, the county offers something for every type of buyer, but a little something special for a certain type of buyer. For those in the market for Harris County mobile homes for sale, in Houston, you’re in for a treat.

History of Harris County Texas

Harris County History

From the Akokisas, to Harrisburg, to Harris County

The land that is now Harris County was first controlled by Spain, and then by Mexico, before becoming a part of the United States. Houston Family Magazine details that Spanish explorers closely journaled their initial contact with the Indigenous tribes of the area. The Akokisas were the original inhabitants of the area and the first report of them made by a non-Indigenous came from Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca after he and his party washed ashore after a shipwreck in 1535.

The Spaniards’ journals gave detailed accounts of the Karankawas or Akokisas peoples who resided in the area we now call the City of Houston, in Harris County. Prior to that record, archaeological evidence unearthed by Moore Archaeological Consulting in 2009, found 2,000 artifacts from the Akokisa Tribe dating back as far as 8,100 BCE

The Texas State Historical Association, in their Handbook of Texas, provides details on the successive arrival of more settlers. This time they were Anglo-Americans coming from New Orleans by boat around 1820 in support of the Mexican Republicans’ charge toward independence from Spain. They also scouted the area for homestead sites, and most of the early pioneers settled along the waterways of the area because it was the surest method of travel.

By the end of December 1836, the First Congress of the Republic of Texas had established Harrisburg County, and also the infant city of Houston. Houston was declared the county seat of Harrisburg, and it wasn’t until 1838 that the modern boundaries we know today were established. Changes continued to come, by the end of 1839 lawmakers had finally settled on a shortening of the name to just Harris County, six years prior to Texas achieving statehood in 1845.

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Harris County Namesake

 Harris County Namesake

John Richardson Harris
The name Harrisburg County was eventually truncated to just Harris County in honor of early settler John R. Harris.

Harris and his family were from New York and sailed to Texas in their own vessel in 1824. Harris received title to 4,428 acres of land at the junction of Bray’s and Buffalo Bayous, land that makes up Harris County's present-day.

John Harris built a house, store, warehouses, and then a second trading post along with one of his brothers, David Harris. According to the Handbook of Texas, he paid Francis W. Johnson to plot the town of Harrisburg in 1826.

The Harris siblings, John, David, Samuel, and William, were hard at work establishing a shipping business that freighted goods like cotton between Texas and Louisiana. John Harris was focused on building a steam saw and grist mill at Harrisburg in 1829. He traveled to New Orleans in August that year to purchase supplies for his mill and then never returned. He died in New Orleans on August 21, 1829, shortly after contracting Yellow Fever.

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Texas. It’s not just a state, but an entire vibe. Its BBQ, cowboys and cowgirls, horses, cattle, unabashed love of sports, hot weather, and an even hotter music scene make Texas one of the most unique states in the nation. Its largest city, Houston, with a bustling economy, is a popular place for residents to put down roots. With a wide variety of dwelling types and properties available, the county offers something for every type of buyer, but a little something special for a certain type of buyer. For those in the market for Harris County mobile homes for sale, in Houston, you’re in for a treat.

Harris County, TX Demographics

Modern Day Harris County, Texas
The United States Census Bureau in their 2020 Census Report counts that 4,731,145 people reside in Harris County, Texas. Ethnically diverse, the county’s makeup gives it the esteemed honor of being the most diverse county in the nation, according to the Harris County government. With such a high number of residents, it should come as no surprise that Harris is the most populous county in Texas and the third-most populous county in the entire country. Many residents have found it to be a great place to invest in real estate and an especially great place to buy a mobile home.

Texas as a whole is the largest state (in terms of area) in the contiguous U.S., second largest only to Alaska when we consider them all. With the entire state spreading across 268,596 square miles, Harris County comprises 1,703 of them. In fact, Texas has a high number of counties, 254 of them in total, and many of them are delineated in a grid-like pattern.

For scale, Texas’ land area is larger than the countries of France, Germany, and Japan, and a full two-times larger than the United Kingdom. Wide Open Country, a Texan publication, says that if Texas were its own country, as it has long sought to be, it would be the 39th largest. One of the mottos of the Lone Star State is “everything is bigger in Texas,” and from the looks of things—they’re not wrong.

The City of Houston, in Harris County, is the economic juggernaut of the state. According to the government of Harris County, the Economic Development division, 21 Fortune 500 companies make their headquarters there, and over 2.44 million people are employed throughout the region.

145 languages are spoken in Harris County, as nearly a quarter of their residents are foreign-born. 30% of the county’s adults have Bachelor’s degrees, many of them in STEM fields as Houston is the birthplace of nanotechnology and home to the largest medical complex in the world.

The Census Report shows that the average household income in the county is $61,705, a comfortable amount to purchase a Harris County mobile home for sale. Harris County does not have a state or local income tax, but property taxes are quite high.

According to SmartAsset, Texas has some of the highest property tax rates in the United States. For Harris County, the rate is nearly double the national average, forcing homeowners to shell out a bundle in order to meet the property tax rate of 2.03%.

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Why should you buy a mobile home in Harris County, TX?

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According to Mobile Home University, Texas has the largest number of mobile home parks in the United States. Its #1 ranking equates to 5,176 mobile home parks, many of them in Harris County. With Texas’ population growing rapidly, mobile homes are a solution to the American affordable housing crisis. The state offers many protective laws for property owners encouraging them to create such parks and then join the Manufactured Housing Association which protects them.

Regardless of what side of the deed you’re on, a mobile home is a smart dwelling solution. With their prefabricated nature, mobiles are swift to erect, lower in cost to maintain, and are customizable. They are a great solution for buyers who feel priced out of a white-hot real estate market, and it should also be noted that in Texas, mobile homes that are owned by the resident but not attached to owned land are taxed as personal property. Mobile homes that are owned and are also situated on owner-occupied land are taxed as real property. This distinction can make a big difference during Texas tax time.

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Harris County seems to have it all. Hundreds of days of sunshine, a robust economy, affordable housing, and high quality of life. It will always be a great place to situate your home base and makes for a solid purchase of a mobile home in Harris County. Whether your new home is one that’s been on your radar for quite some time or has just blipped up out of nowhere, it’s time to let Mission Control know that you’re ready to land and inhabit the mobile home of your dreams in the Houston area.

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