Houston County TX Information


Houston County Subdivisions

Houston County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 23,794
Population in Households 20,973
Population in Familes 17,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,821
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 8,765
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 5,912
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,265 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,500 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,031 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $77,531
Average Home Value $110,347


Median Household Income $33,338
Average Household Income $46,897
Per Capita Income $18,172
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% -0.24%
Households 0.29% -0.23%
Families 0.18% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Houston County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 108 58th
Population Density1 # 140 46th
Diversity Index2 # 134 48th
Median Household Income # 231 9th
Per Capita Income # 218 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.