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Houston County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2019: 8,309 (all rural); it was 8,088 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,365
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,179
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,475
Renter-occupied apartments: 805 (it was 741 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 200 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Houston County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (40.0%), Construction (24.5%), Manufacturing (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 46%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Houston County, TN (2019)
    • 7,59493.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4485.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 961.2%Two or more races
    • 690.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 330.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 150.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.2%Asian alone
Median resident age:

44.2 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years
Males: 4,224  (50.8%)
Females: 4,085  (49.2%)
Average household size:
Houston County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,914 ($29,968 in 1999)
This county:

$44,914
Tennessee:

$56,071

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $481 (lower quartile is $394, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$481
State:

$716


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,019 (it was $61,900 in 2000)
Houston:

$119,019
Tennessee:

$191,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,599 - $205,485
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,095
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $369

Institutionalized population: 162

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 18
  • Thefts: 59
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 35
  • Thefts: 58
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $126,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $182,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $55,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $51,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $298,900
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Houston, TN residents
Average permit cost in Houston, TN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $967 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $747 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Houston, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Houston, TN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Houston, TN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.2%
Houston County:

15.2%
Tennessee:

13.9%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Black residents, 82.3% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.2 years old
(Males: 41.0 years old, Females: 47.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.5 years old, Black residents: 33.9 years old, American Indian residents: 11.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 65.0 years old, Other race residents: 28.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Houston County is $364 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.

Cities in this county include: Erin, Tennessee Ridge.

Houston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Houston County: Way (A), Harmon Creek Boat Dock (B), Birdsong Drive-In (C), Rushing Creek Community Center (D), West Camden Sanitary Landfill (E), Frog Alley (F), West Tennessee Boy Scout Camp (G), Young Farmers and Homemakers Camp (H), Whites Resort (I), Whites Camp Dock (J), West Sycamore Landing (K), West Dixie Landing (L), West Cuba Landing (M), Sulphur Creek Dock (N), Sugar Tree Marina (O), Snows Camp Dock (P), Sandys Camp Dock (Q), Sandys Camp (R), Randys Camp Dock (S), Randys Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Houston County include: Flatwoods Church (A), Liberty Methodist Church (B), Mount Carmel Church (C), Liberty Church (D), Ramble Creek Baptist Church (E), Rushing Church (F), Rushings Creek Baptist Church (G), Baker Chapel (H), Cowells Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hudson Cemetery (1), Irish Cemetery (2), Tippitt Cemetery (3), Jordan Cemetery (4), Weatherly Cemetery (5), Wheatley Cemetery (6), Willbanks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Melton Pond (A), Lester Jackson Lake (B), Dyer Lake (C), Butterworth Lake (D), Blackburn Lake (E), Cole Lake (F), Hardy Sand Company Lake (G), C H Sullins Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lockhart Branch (A), Little Birdsong Creek (B), Ballard Branch (C), Badger Creek (D), Jones Creek (E), Jones Branch (F), Jepp Branch (G), Hurricane Branch (H), Hope Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Houston County include: Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park (1), Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (2), Nathan Bedford Forrest State Historic Area (3), Big Sandy Municipal Park (4), Benton County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Decatur County , Edgecombe County, North Carolina , Payne County, Oklahoma , Maury County , Morgan County , Weakley County , Galax city, Virginia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Tennessee:

5.0%

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

Current college students: 138
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 56 (50.5% naturalized citizens)

Houston County:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 62010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 61990 to 1999
  • 371980 to 1989
  • 31970 to 1979
  • 28Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 42.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,075
  • Two: 63
  • 3 or 4: 19
  • 5 to 9: 31
  • 10 to 19: 32
  • 20 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 1,029
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Houston County with a mortgage: 931 (0 second mortgage, 133 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,340

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

58.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Houston County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,29216
Mainline Protestant70310
Black Protestant4883
Catholic1501
None4,793-
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: 2
Houston County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Houston County:

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

11.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Houston County:

12.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Houston County:

29.8%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Houston County:

Average size of farms: 145 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,485
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $58.38
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,692
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.83%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,984
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.84
Corn for grain: 379 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 25 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Houston County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 585509.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 48 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/19/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Houston County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 259% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from Houston County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 148.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from Houston County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 152.2 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:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 3, 2020 - May 4, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4550-TN: July 9, 2020, FEMA Id: 4550, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storm And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: October 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4471, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019, FEMA Id: 4427, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2014 to June 10, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4189: August 13, 2014, FEMA Id: 4189, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 02, 2014 to March 04, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4171: April 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 4171, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 2011 to March 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1965: March 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 1965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1745: February 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 1745, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Houston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,120 (70.1%)
  • Carpooled: 149 (9.3%)
  • Bus: 14 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 27 (1.7%)
  • Walked: 193 (12.1%)
  • Worked at home: 109 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (36%)
  • Vietnam (25%)
  • Kazakhstan (13%)
  • France (9%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Houston County


  • American (47%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Welsh (1%)

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

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

  • 160 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 142 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,396.

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.73% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($27,799 average AGI)
1.06% relocated from other states ($9,396 average AGI)
Houston County:

1.06%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, TN  1.27% ($41,457 average AGI)
from Stewart County, TN  0.98% ($28,222)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.95% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($29,056 average AGI)
0.95% relocated to other states ($6,290 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.95%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, TN  1.56% ($37,558 average AGI)
to Stewart County, TN  0.95% ($34,269)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Houston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Houston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Houston County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.3%
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: 1,548 (1,211 aged, 337 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 235 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Houston County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (88)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (61)
  • Unspecified dementia (34)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (22)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (20)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,528
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 388
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 86,724

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,577
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,327

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,309
  • Male householders: 1,397 (506 living alone), Female householders: 1,544 (579 living alone)
  • 1,470 spouses (1,464 opposite-sex spouses), 135 unmarried partners, (135 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,559 children (2,275 natural, 55 adopted, 227 stepchildren), 327 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 137 parents, 0 foster children, 199 other relatives, 295 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 228

Size of family households: 979 2-persons, 388 3-persons, 225 4-persons, 134 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,086 1-person, 71 2-persons, 16 3-persons.

980 married couples with children.
426 single-parent households (154 men, 272 women).

98.8% of residents of Houston speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (36% speak English very well, 64% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,876,000 ($6,991 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,895,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,059,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,071,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $126,000
Federal grants: $14,839,000
Federal procurement contracts: $715,000 ($65,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,067,000 ($607,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,568,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $828,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,587,000

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

Births: 520
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 576
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +45
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -69
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Houston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.13 millions of gallons per day (14% from ground, 86% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Houston County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Houston County, Tennessee
  • 1522014 or later
  • 1272010 to 2013
  • 6022000 to 2009
  • 8381990 to 1999
  • 5181980 to 1989
  • 7661970 to 1979
  • 4981960 to 1969
  • 2231950 to 1959
  • 1781940 to 1949
  • 3611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Tennessee
  • 01 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 753 rooms
  • 1634 rooms
  • 6855 rooms
  • 4296 rooms
  • 4297 rooms
  • 2308 rooms
  • 1989+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Tennessee
  • 01 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 1704 rooms
  • 1885 rooms
  • 756 rooms
  • 537 rooms
  • 248 rooms
  • 479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston County, Tennessee
  • 3no bedroom
  • 571 bedroom
  • 4682 bedrooms
  • 1,3073 bedrooms
  • 3594 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston County, Tennessee
  • 0no bedroom
  • 961 bedroom
  • 2062 bedrooms
  • 3223 bedrooms
  • 514 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County, Tennessee 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
  • 88no vehicle
  • 5881 vehicle
  • 8032 vehicles
  • 4833 vehicles
  • 1784 vehicles
  • 1215+ 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
  • 57no vehicle
  • 3041 vehicle
  • 1792 vehicles
  • 1153 vehicles
  • 334 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

88.3% of Houston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Tennessee.

Houston County:

88.3%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 5,733
  • Other state: 2,389
  • Northeast: 169
  • Midwest: 840
  • South: 1,043
  • West: 335
Year householders moved into unit in Houston County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Houston County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 70.4%Electricity
  • 15.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.6%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 83.3%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 70
Here:

8.7%
Tennessee:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

5.9%
Tennessee:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

9.8%
Tennessee:

23.1%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $843,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $599,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $259,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $9,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $64,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000
    General - Other: $2,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,747,000
    Regular Highways: $1,724,000
    Health - Other: $998,000
    General - Other: $793,000
    Police Protection: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $520,000
    Central Staff Services: $421,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000
    Libraries: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $78,000
    General Public Buildings: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $76,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $435,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $447,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $52,000
    Education: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,866,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,147,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $719,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Interest Earnings: $136,000
    Sale of Property: $100,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $244,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $161,000
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,490,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,621,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,301,000
    Highways: $2,387,000
    Other: $542,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,390,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $878,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $266,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $29,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $24,000
    Public Utility License: $2,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,490,000

Houston County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $843,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $599,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $259,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $9,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $64,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000
    General - Other: $2,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,747,000
    Regular Highways: $1,724,000
    Health - Other: $998,000
    General - Other: $793,000
    Police Protection: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $520,000
    Central Staff Services: $421,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000
    Libraries: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $78,000
    General Public Buildings: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $76,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $435,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $447,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $52,000
    Education: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,866,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,147,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $719,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Interest Earnings: $136,000
    Sale of Property: $100,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $244,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $161,000
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,490,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,621,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,301,000
    Highways: $2,387,000
    Other: $542,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,390,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $878,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $266,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $29,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $24,000
    Public Utility License: $2,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,490,000

Houston County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $843,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $599,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $259,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $9,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $64,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000
    General - Other: $2,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,747,000
    Regular Highways: $1,724,000
    Health - Other: $998,000
    General - Other: $793,000
    Police Protection: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $520,000
    Central Staff Services: $421,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000
    Libraries: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $78,000
    General Public Buildings: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $76,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $435,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $447,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $52,000
    Education: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,866,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,147,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $719,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Interest Earnings: $136,000
    Sale of Property: $100,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $244,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $161,000
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,490,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,621,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,301,000
    Highways: $2,387,000
    Other: $542,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,390,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $878,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $266,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $29,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $24,000
    Public Utility License: $2,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,490,000

Houston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $843,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $599,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $259,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $9,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $64,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000
    General - Other: $2,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,747,000
    Regular Highways: $1,724,000
    Health - Other: $998,000
    General - Other: $793,000
    Police Protection: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $520,000
    Central Staff Services: $421,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000
    Libraries: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $78,000
    General Public Buildings: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $76,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $435,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $447,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $52,000
    Education: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,866,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,147,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $719,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $182,000
    Interest Earnings: $136,000
    Sale of Property: $100,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $244,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Local Fire Protection: $161,000
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    General - Other: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,490,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,621,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,301,000
    Highways: $2,387,000
    Other: $542,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,390,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $878,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $266,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $29,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $24,000
    Public Utility License: $2,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,490,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 277
  • Number of aged recipients: 43
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 234
  • Number of recipients under 18: 22
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 175
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 80
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 133
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 110
Most common first names in Houston County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8170.1 years
William7675.9 years
John5374.3 years
Mary5280.3 years
Charles4869.6 years
George4078.1 years
Robert3574.6 years
Thomas2072.9 years
Henry2076.2 years
Annie1982.9 years
Most common last names in Houston County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brooks3778.3 years
Rye3576.1 years
Lewis3177.7 years
Smith3078.7 years
Baggett2970.3 years
Alsobrooks2679.9 years
Adams2574.2 years
Clark2578.2 years
Black2374.2 years
Parker2177.2 years
Businesses in Houston County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1True Value1
Subway1U-Haul2