Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. 

In Harris County, Texas, community level is Low.

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Community Characteristics for Harris County, Texas

Characteristic County Estimate Statewide Estimate US Total Estimate
Population: 4,713,325 28,995,881 331,996,199
Population density (people per sq. mile): 2,762.55 111 94
Household size: 2.88 2.86 2.52
Percent uninsured: 20.2 17.4 9.2
Percent living in poverty: 16.2 15.5 10.5
Percent population 65yrs and over: 10.91 12.88 16.3
CDC Social Vulnerability Index (SVI): 0.7236 N/A N/A
COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI): 0.91 N/A N/A
Metropolitan Classification: Metro N/A N/A
NCHS Urban/Rural Classification: Large central metro N/A N/A
Rural-Urban Continuum Code Classification: Counties in metro areas of 1 million population or more N/A N/A