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Houston County, Texas

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Houston County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 23,169
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 23,169
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 23,731
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -2.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 23,732
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.0%
Female persons, percent
46.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
25.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
61.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,938
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,712
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 68.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $80,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,029
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $394
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $650
Building permits, 2018 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 8,328
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 91.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 74.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 54.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 81.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 14.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
20.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 42.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 42.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,867
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 53,890
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 159,990
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 160,651
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,936
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $33,552
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $17,884
Persons in poverty, percent
22.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 343
Total employment, 2016 3,278
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 119,482
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -8.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,430
All firms, 2012 1,218
Men-owned firms, 2012 592
Women-owned firms, 2012 431
Minority-owned firms, 2012 283
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 871
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 80
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,031
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 19.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,230.91
FIPS Code 48225
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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