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Houston County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2017: 104,346 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 88,787 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,517
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,414
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,893
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,038 (it was 10,941 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 580 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 180 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Houston County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.2%), Retail trade (16.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Houston County, AL (2017)
    • 69,81778.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 28,03531.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,4263.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,9322.2%Two or more races
    • 9211.0%Asian alone
    • 3160.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1100.1%Some other race alone
    • 150.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Males: 50,125  (48.0%)
Females: 54,221  (52.0%)
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Average household size:
Houston County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,529 ($34,431 in 1999)
This county:

$44,529
Alabama:

$48,123

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $551 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $683)
This county:

$551
State:

$565


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,800 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Houston:

$138,800
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,300 - $214,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $182,346
Here:

$182,346
State:

$197,224

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,656
Here:

$186,656
State:

$203,496

In 2-unit structures: $40,484
Here:

$40,484
State:

$70,568

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $150,223
Here:

$150,223
State:

$183,401

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $314,617
Here:

$314,617
State:

$263,638

Mobile homes: $81,933
Here:

$81,933
State:

$74,580

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,912
Here:

$70,912
State:

$90,599

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,080
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $300

Institutionalized population: 1,188

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 117
  • Thefts: 312
  • Auto thefts: 40

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 113
  • Thefts: 228
  • Auto thefts: 32
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 321 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1998: 320 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 1999: 354 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 2000: 340 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2001: 325 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2002: 370 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2003: 395 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2004: 452 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2005: 525 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 2006: 665 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2007: 333 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2008: 347 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2009: 220 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2010: 211 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2011: 236 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2012: 206 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2013: 227 buildings, average cost: $251,500
  • 2014: 198 buildings, average cost: $279,200
  • 2015: 288 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2016: 325 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2017: 353 buildings, average cost: $224,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Houston, AL residents
Average permit cost in Houston, AL
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $532 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $346 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Houston, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Houston, AL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Houston, AL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.7%
Houston County:

16.7%
Alabama:

16.9%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for American Indian residents, 95.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 38.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.9 years old
(Males: 37.6 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 42.0 years old, Asian residents: 27.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.5 years old, Other race residents: 35.7 years old)

Area name: Dothan, AL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Houston County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $449 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dothan, Taylor, Ashford, Kinsey, Cowarts, Webb, Cottonwood, Rehobeth, Columbia, Avon.

Houston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Houston County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Houston County: Parker Springs Lookout (A), Country Club of Brewton (B), Atmore Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Atmore Inert Landfill (D), Fountain Correctional Facility Sewage Lagoon (E), Timberlands Landfill (F), East Brewton Wastewater Treatment Plant (G), Rivercane Number 3 Industrial Park (H), Camp McMillan (I), Alaflora (J), Camp Williams (K), Henley Roberts (L), McGowin Bridge (M), Teddy (N), Camp Alex (O), Turpentine Camp (P), Fishpond (Q), Brewton Agricultural Experiment Station (R), Atmore Country Club (S), Dixonville Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Houston County include: Robinsonville Baptist Church (A), Mount Ararat Church (B), New Home Church (C), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (D), Pineview Baptist Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), North Brewton Baptist Church (G), Moyeville Baptist Church (H), Pilgrims Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sullivan Cemetery (1), Pollard Cemetery (2), Hollywood Cemetery (3), Oak Grove Cemetery (4), Cooper Cemetery (5), Odom Cemetery (6), Miller Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Weaver (A), Perrys Lake (B), Lake Keego (C), Brantley Lake (D), Little River Lake (E), Foshee Lake (F), Hines Lake (G), Kellys Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sevenmile Creek (A), Rocky Branch (B), Rock Branch (C), Robinson Creek (D), Rabbit Branch (E), Presley Branch (F), Pieburn Branch (G), Perdido Creek (H), Mount Carmel Springs Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Houston County include: Bachelor Field (1), Miller State Wildlife Management Area (2), Veterans Memorial Park (3), Edward Hauss State Forest Nursery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adams County, Mississippi , Bell County, Texas , East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana , George County, Mississippi , Sabine Parish, Louisiana , West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana , Irion County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Alabama:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Houston, AL
County total employment by year in Houston, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Houston, AL

Current college students: 3,113
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,948 (51.2% naturalized citizens)

Houston County:

1.9%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2992010 or later
  • 8442000 to 2009
  • 5281990 to 1999
  • 4091980 to 1989
  • 1701970 to 1979
  • 308Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.7%

Houston County marital status for males Houston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 33,198
  • One, attached: 519
  • Two: 1,602
  • 3 or 4: 1,698
  • 5 to 9: 1,718
  • 10 to 19: 1,334
  • 20 to 49: 503
  • 50 or more: 744
  • Mobile homes: 6,102
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Houston County with a mortgage: 15,596 (477 second mortgage, 1,417 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,483

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

56.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Houston County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,486152
Mainline Protestant12,24531
Black Protestant3,85518
Catholic2,5511
Other1,8827
Orthodox401
None20,488-
Houston County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Houston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Houston County:

7.01 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 70
This county:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Houston County:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Houston County:

33.0%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Houston County:

Average size of farms: 269 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,553
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $282.78
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.63%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,072
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,914
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.24
Corn for grain: 3835 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1966 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 28024 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3954 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,977 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 450 acres

Tornado activity:

Houston County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 2215586.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/3/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Houston County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.8 miles away from Houston County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 350.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 229.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 249.5 miles away from Houston County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4176: May 02, 2014, FEMA Id: 4176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to April 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1835: April 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 1835, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Tornadoes, Incident Period: December 16, 2000 to December 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1352: December 18, 2000, FEMA Id: 1352, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Houston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 48,300 (90.5%)
  • Carpooled: 3,605 (6.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 380 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 62 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 159 (0.3%)
  • Worked at home: 824 (1.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (28%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Colombia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Houston County


  • American (37%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Houston County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 556 people in nursing homes
  • 383 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 30 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Houston County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 484 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 439 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 114 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 92 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 72 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 46 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 42 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,061.

6.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.29% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($18,569 average AGI)
3.16% relocated from other states ($21,361 average AGI)
Houston County:

3.16%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dale County, AL  0.99% ($32,519 average AGI)
from Geneva County, AL  0.43% ($31,367)
from Henry County, AL  0.42% ($34,941)
from Coffee County, AL  0.27% ($44,030)
from Barbour County, AL  0.16% ($36,733)
from Bay County, FL  0.15% ($32,071)
from Jackson County, FL  0.15% ($31,000)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Alabama average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.24% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($17,170 average AGI)
3.43% relocated to other states ($26,879 average AGI)
Houston County:

3.43%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dale County, AL  0.90% ($36,661 average AGI)
to Henry County, AL  0.43% ($31,694)
to Geneva County, AL  0.34% ($30,216)
to Coffee County, AL  0.33% ($33,800)
to Bay County, FL  0.21% ($50,449)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.13% ($41,714)
to Jackson County, FL  0.12% ($37,341)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.6

Births per 1000 population in Houston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Houston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Houston County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Houston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Houston County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Houston County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Houston County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Houston County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Houston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,270 (13,250 aged, 4,020 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,962 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Houston County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,019)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (832)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (781)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (705)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (612)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (511)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (500)
  • Congestive heart failure (493)
  • Unspecified dementia (374)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (315)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 60.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.0
  • Other - 21.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 92.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.4
  • Other - 18.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 104,346
  • In family households: 86,869 (12,602 male householders, 13,163 female householders)
    18,663 spouses, 32,032 children (29,368 natural, 673 adopted, 1,991 stepchildren), 3,211 grandchildren, 1,322 brothers or sisters, 1,896 parents, 2,013 other relatives, 1,967 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,536 (6,130 male householders (5,254 living alone)), 7,211 female householders (6,484 living alone)), 3,195 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 941

Size of family households: 13,006 2-persons, 6,024 3-persons, 4,486 4-persons, 1,464 5-persons, 516 6-persons, 269 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,738 1-person, 1,302 2-persons, 186 3-persons, 105 4-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

12,677 married couples with children.
8,290 single-parent households (1,042 men, 7,248 women).

96.2% of residents of Houston speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $557,879,000 ($6,002 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $72,036,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $271,031,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $100,560,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,608,000
Federal grants: $107,503,000
Federal procurement contracts: $45,474,000 ($40,401,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,703,000 ($1,854,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $539,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $50,216,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,043,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,029
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,486
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +294
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,741
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Houston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Houston County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Houston County, Alabama
  • 1,2622014 or later
  • 2,2732010 to 2013
  • 6,9012000 to 2009
  • 7,9711990 to 1999
  • 6,7541980 to 1989
  • 9,5771970 to 1979
  • 4,2161960 to 1969
  • 4,9211950 to 1959
  • 2,2291940 to 1949
  • 1,3231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Alabama
  • 1531 room
  • 322 rooms
  • 2193 rooms
  • 1,5334 rooms
  • 5,2665 rooms
  • 7,3266 rooms
  • 4,8397 rooms
  • 3,0358 rooms
  • 3,6769+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Alabama
  • 1971 room
  • 1612 rooms
  • 1,4033 rooms
  • 3,8064 rooms
  • 3,7005 rooms
  • 2,3176 rooms
  • 9087 rooms
  • 3378 rooms
  • 1989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Alabama
  • 153no bedroom
  • 1471 bedroom
  • 2,1912 bedrooms
  • 17,3673 bedrooms
  • 5,4094 bedrooms
  • 8125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Alabama
  • 197no bedroom
  • 1,3131 bedroom
  • 5,0892 bedrooms
  • 5,5803 bedrooms
  • 8484 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 710no vehicle
  • 7,0291 vehicle
  • 11,1422 vehicles
  • 4,9393 vehicles
  • 1,5264 vehicles
  • 7335+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,703no vehicle
  • 6,3321 vehicle
  • 4,0822 vehicles
  • 7993 vehicles
  • 594 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles

88.0% of Houston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Alabama.

Houston County:

88.0%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 70,706
  • Other state: 30,729
  • Northeast: 2,848
  • Midwest: 5,546
  • South: 19,756
  • West: 2,579
Year householders moved into unit in Houston County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Houston County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 91.2%Electricity
  • 5.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 92.5%Electricity
  • 5.5%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,447
Here:

12.8%
Alabama:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,001
Here:

17.7%
Alabama:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 306
Here:

8.3%
Alabama:

12.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Houston County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,645,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,625,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,532,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,786,000
    Police Protection: $6,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,515,000
    General - Other: $4,756,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,985,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,982,000
    Financial Administration: $1,812,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,245,000
    Water Utilities: $986,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $757,000
    Health - Other: $757,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $506,000
    Libraries: $415,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,091,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,864,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,752,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,530,000
    Sale of Property: $1,051,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,173,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,581,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,037,000
    Other: $2,964,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,541,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,033,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,020,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $519,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $214,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $100,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,518,000

Houston County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,645,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,625,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,532,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,786,000
    Police Protection: $6,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,515,000
    General - Other: $4,756,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,985,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,982,000
    Financial Administration: $1,812,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,245,000
    Water Utilities: $986,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $757,000
    Health - Other: $757,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $506,000
    Libraries: $415,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,091,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,864,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,752,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,530,000
    Sale of Property: $1,051,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,173,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,581,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,037,000
    Other: $2,964,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,541,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,033,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,020,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $519,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $214,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $100,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,518,000

Houston County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,645,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,625,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,532,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,786,000
    Police Protection: $6,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,515,000
    General - Other: $4,756,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,985,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,982,000
    Financial Administration: $1,812,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,245,000
    Water Utilities: $986,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $757,000
    Health - Other: $757,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $506,000
    Libraries: $415,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,091,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,864,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,752,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,530,000
    Sale of Property: $1,051,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,173,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,581,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,037,000
    Other: $2,964,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,541,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,033,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,020,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $519,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $214,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $100,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,518,000

Houston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,645,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,625,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,532,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,786,000
    Police Protection: $6,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,515,000
    General - Other: $4,756,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,985,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,982,000
    Financial Administration: $1,812,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,245,000
    Water Utilities: $986,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $757,000
    Health - Other: $757,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $506,000
    Libraries: $415,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,091,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,864,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,752,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,530,000
    Sale of Property: $1,051,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,173,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,581,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,037,000
    Other: $2,964,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,541,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,033,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,020,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $519,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $214,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $100,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $80,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,518,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,592
  • Number of aged recipients: 394
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,198
  • Number of recipients under 18: 737
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,097
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 758
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,557
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,582
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED453$138,435446$143,3991,860$146,809141$49,4338$435,000347$101,207129$49,349
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$103,00016$103,750110$145,20911$57,1820$09$70,44417$52,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$127,38290$85,433631$122,399107$42,7100$037$84,37875$48,840
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN54$130,42637$194,865438$143,7268$123,6250$016$107,3136$64,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$124,95510$169,300127$161,7017$61,2860$07$118,0002$27,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED49$183,59266$197,8186$129,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$224,84641$189,9270$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$188,50014$206,2141$165,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$012$220,2502$125,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$280,3337$163,4292$119,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Houston, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Houston, AL - Value
Most common first names in Houston County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James74971.0 years
Mary57877.2 years
John54774.2 years
William51272.6 years
Willie38372.9 years
Robert31468.6 years
Annie27779.2 years
Charles20069.1 years
George19273.5 years
Henry16973.3 years
Most common last names in Houston County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith38874.2 years
Johnson28974.2 years
Williams26475.7 years
Jones24572.9 years
Brown18373.4 years
Hall16673.6 years
Davis16574.0 years
Jackson15572.5 years
Kirkland13473.3 years
Thomas11874.5 years
Businesses in Houston County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5La Quinta1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts3Lane Furniture6
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's2
Arby's3Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone2Mazda1
Avenue1McDonald's5
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike6
Burger King5Nissan1
CVS3Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A2Olive Garden1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback1
Church's Chicken1Outback Steakhouse1
Cinnabon 1Papa John's Pizza2
Clarion1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2Popeyes1
Days Inn1Publix Super Markets2
Dennys1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid3
Express1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx11Rue211
Finish Line1Ryan's Grill1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes2
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In4
Ford1Sam's Club1
GNC3Sears2
GameStop3Shoe Carnival1
Gap1Sleep Inn1
Goodwill3Sprint Nextel1
Gymboree1Starbucks1
H&R Block5Subway14
Hardee's3Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile4
Holiday Inn2T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell3
Hot Topic1Target1
Howard Johnson1The Limited1
Hyundai1The Room Place2
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
InTown Suites1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul6
JoS. A. Bank1UPS14
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Waffle House5
KFC4Walgreens3
Kincaid1Walmart2
Kmart2Wendy's2
Knights Inn1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1