Harris County


193,362

lawsuits from January 2018 to August 2021

93.0%

of defendants did not have legal representation

31.8%

of lawsuits resulted in default judgments


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Top Debt Collectors

Out of 3,307 debt collectors in Harris County, the top 5 (0.2%) are responsible for 84,454 (43.7%) of 193,362 lawsuits.

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Debt Collection Lawsuits By Year

December typically has the most debt collection lawsuits filed each year, with an average of 5,795 filings, accounting for 11.0% of the filings for the year. Since the pandemic started, the average debt collection lawsuits in a given month have increased by 12.2% compared to pre-pandemic filings.

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Geography of Debt Collection Lawsuits

Harris County is split into 785 tracts. On the map you can see the number of lawsuits corresponding to each Census Tract.

Lawsuit filings since January 2018
02,800

Overview of Lawsuits by Census Tract

The table to the right shows data for the 785 census tracts in Harris County. Use the search below to find a specific tract.

Last updated: August 2021

NameLawsuitsLawsuits Trend
Jan '18 - Aug '21
Default Judgments
Census Tract 5222.01
2,621930Jump to map
Census Tract 5429
1,550321Jump to map
Census Tract 5422
1,543351Jump to map
Census Tract 5421.01
1,457337Jump to map
Census Tract 2409.02
1,165144Jump to map
Census Tract 2504.02
1,163136Jump to map
Census Tract 5430.03
1,155245Jump to map
Census Tract 5555.02
1,099174Jump to map
Census Tract 5430.02
1,066220Jump to map
Census Tract 2407.01
1,059119Jump to map
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Debt Collection Lawsuits by Neighborhood Demographics

Census tracts have been categorized by ther racial/ethnic majority, based on data from the American Community Survey.

Neighborhoods by Racial Majority

  • White: 43.6% of neighborhoods, 41.9% of lawsuits

  • Latinx: 38.0% of neighborhoods, 39.1% of lawsuits

  • Black: 9.8% of neighborhoods, 8.3% of lawsuits

  • No Majority: 8.7% of neighborhoods, 10.7% of lawsuits

Difference from Proportionate Filings Based on Neighborhood Racial Majority Proportions

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Proportionate Filings

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