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How Many People Die in Houston Each Year?

Houston is the state’s largest and most populous city. It also happens to reside within Harris County, which is the state’s most populous county. Due to their size, Houston and Harris County have the highest mortality rate in the state.

Harris County Mortality Rate

Harris County, one of the most densely populated counties in Texas, contributes significantly to the statewide mortality statistics, accounting for approximately 18,000 to 28,000 deaths annually. These figures are a part of the broader Texan annual mortality, which typically ranges from 150,000 to 200,000 deaths. For instance, in the year 2014, Harris County documented 24,000 deaths, translating to an average of 2,000 deaths per month.

Houston Mortality Rate

Houston’s mortality rate within its municipal boundaries is an essential element of its demographic profile. Annually, Houston reports a range of deaths between 12,000 to 17,000. For instance, in 2014, Houston recorded 15,000 deaths, which corresponds to a monthly average of over 1,000 deaths.

Houston Probate Attorneys

As probate attorneys in Houston, our role is to assist surviving loved ones during these difficult times. We guide them through the intricate probate process, helping them address legal matters, settle estates, and ensure that the final wishes of the deceased are carried out with care and precision. We aim to alleviate the burden on those left behind by offering expertise, compassion, and practical solutions during a time of profound loss.

To gain a deeper understanding of the probate process in Texas, our Texas Probate Guide serves as a comprehensive resource for doing so.

Why Choose Us?

Local Expertise: With a focus on probate and assisting clients in Houston, we understand local peculiarities and leverage our established network to expedite the probate process.

Vast Experience: Our attorneys bring years of dedicated experience in navigating Harris County’s probate system.

Client-Centered Approach: We recognize the emotional stress often associated with probate administration. Our objective is to alleviate this stress by providing you with top-notch legal support.

Contact us today to arrange a FREE consultation and make the probate process simpler for you.

Our Houston Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients, including helping with probate administrations. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters.


Disclaimer:  The content of this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice and should not be acted upon without consulting a qualified probate attorney.


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