Precinct Three is one of four precincts in Harris County, Texas. The following information may be helpful in understanding Precinct Three:
- More than one million residents (Source: H.C. Management Services)
- 451 square miles (Source: Pct 3 Engineering Office)
o 308 square miles in unincorporated areas of Harris County
o 143 square miles in incorporated areas of Harris County
o Precinct includes some of the most rural agricultural parts of the county and some of the most densely urban parts of the county
- All six of the following major cities could fit within Precinct Three's geographical boundaries
o Baltimore: 80.8 square miles
o Boston: 48.6 square miles
o Denver: 154.6 square miles
o Miami: 34.5 square miles
o San Francisco: 45.2 square miles
o Washington, D.C.: 61.4 square miles
(Source: City of Houston Planning and Development Department)
- 1,854 miles of roads and 24,211 feet of bridges are maintained by Precinct Three's Road and Bridge Division.
- Vehicles and power equipment valued at over $25 million are maintained by Precinct Three's Fleet Services Division.
- 62 parks, including hike, bike and walking trails totaling 80 miles and five dog parks, covering 14,857 acres of land operated and maintained by Precinct Three's Parks Division.
- Our six community centers have over 500,000 visitors annually.
- Seven independent school districts provide elementary and secondary education services in Precinct Three. Two community college systems have campuses in the precinct. Residents have easy access to numerous private and state universities, law schools and medical schools. In addition, Precinct Three operates an award-winning senior education program.
Harris County is the third largest county in the United States, covering 1,777 square miles. With four million residents, it is more populous than 24 states and includes Houston – the fourth largest city in the United States.