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Houston County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 22,741 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 23,185 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,483
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,831
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,283
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,342 (it was 1,976 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%

Land area: 1231 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Houston County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.8%), Educational, health and social services (28.4%), Public administration (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 10%
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Races in Houston County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 12,235  (53.8%)
Females: 10,506  (46.2%)
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Houston County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Houston County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,041 ($28,119 in 1999)

This county:

$33041
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $464 (lower quartile is $292, upper quartile is $573)
This county:

$464
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,087 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Houston:

$76,087
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,467 - $157,165
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $964
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $359

Institutionalized population: 2,885

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 57
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 51
  • Thefts: 71
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $51,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,400
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $54,400
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,099 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $689 (0.9%)

Houston County household income distribution in 2009 Houston County home values distribution Houston County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.6% for Black residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 37.7% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.1%
Houston County:

20.1%
Texas:

17.5%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for American Indian residents, 35.5% for other race residents, 27.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 64 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Houston County is $500 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $560 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $670 a month.

Cities in this county include: Crockett, Kennard-Ratcliff, Grapeland, Porter Springs, Lovelady, Kennard, Latexo.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Houston County: Dry Hollow School (A), Ellis Ranch (B), Slator Ranch (C), Stevens Ranch (D), Eola Volunteer Fire Department (E), The Earnest and Dorothy Barrow Foundation Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Loveless Cemetery (1), Live Oak Cemetery (2), Eden Cemetery (3), Lakeview Community Cemetery (4), Millersview Cemetery (5), Sudduth Cemetery (6), Paint Rock Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Chandler Lake (A), Allison Lake (B), Sims Lake (C), Chandler Lake (D), W H Ellis Lake (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 3 Reservoir (G), Hartgrove Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Amos Creek (A), Welch Creek (B), Little Concho Creek (C), Lipan Creek (D), Concho River (E), Mustang Creek (F), Maverick Creek (G), Burr Oak Creek (H), Live Oak Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Bacon County, Georgia , Rapides Parish, Louisiana , Madison County , Runnels County , Schleicher County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 487
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 702 (17% naturalized citizens)

Houston County:

3.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 258
  • 1990 to 1994: 235
  • 1985 to 1989: 75
  • 1980 to 1984: 37
  • 1975 to 1979: 42
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 37

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,591
  • One, attached: 166
  • Two: 469
  • 3 or 4: 70
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 29
  • 20 or more: 75
  • Mobile homes: 2,165
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 105

Housing units in Houston County with a mortgage: 1,567 (22 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,110

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Houston County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,98263
Black Protestant1,5387
Mainline Protestant1,48514
Catholic1,4111
Other1452
None11,171-
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: 3
Houston County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Houston County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Houston County:

11.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Houston County:

29.9%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Houston County:

Average size of farms: 307 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,776
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $107.08
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,113
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,366
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.25
Corn for grain: 2777 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4406 harvested acres
Vegetables: 788 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,547 acres

Tornado activity:

Houston County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 24498482.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Houston County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.6 miles away from Houston County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 396.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 476.7 miles away from Houston County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 324.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasHurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to October 2, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1791): September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasLoss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3171): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • TexasSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2001 to June 20, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1379): June 9, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1379, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasFire Emergency, Incident Period: February 23, 1996 to September 19, 1996, Emergency Declared (EM-3117): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3117, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storm,Thunderstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: October 14, 1994 to November 8, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1041): October 18, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1041, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (79%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Malaysia (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Asia, n.e.c. (2%)
  • Canada (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Houston County (%):

  • United States or American (20%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Houston County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,024 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,237 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 191 (2%)
  • Other means: 67 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 264 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 2,386 people in state prisons
  • 318 people in nursing homes
  • 243 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 2,436 people in state prisons
  • 270 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 109 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 70 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,706.

6.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,080 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.13% relocated from other counties in Texas ($25,516 average AGI)
1.11% relocated from other states ($6,564 average AGI)
Houston County:

1.11%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  0.81% ($34,283 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TX  0.67% ($26,523)
from Walker County, TX  0.33% ($31,455)
from Angelina County, TX  0.30% ($26,550)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.30% ($42,200)
from Dallas County, TX  0.21% ($21,357)
from Cherokee County, TX  0.15% ($32,600)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.73% relocated to other counties in Texas ($26,063 average AGI)
1.01% relocated to other states ($5,305 average AGI)
Houston County:

1.01%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  0.89% ($28,271 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TX  0.54% ($23,083)
to Walker County, TX  0.54% ($28,167)
to Angelina County, TX  0.47% ($31,194)
to Trinity County, TX  0.33% ($36,000)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.24% ($36,375)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.20% ($38,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Houston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Houston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Houston County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 27.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Houston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Houston County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,628 (3,925 aged, 703 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 660 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (567)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (325)
  • Congestive heart failure (253)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (233)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (191)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (160)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (140)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (121)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (113)
  • Unspecified dementia (109)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.29
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10586.62
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 231.730
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43947.13

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1089.670
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1279.180

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.61

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,824
  • In family households: 17,710 (3,841 male householders, 2,027 female householders)
    4,244 spouses, 5,505 children (5,008 natural, 146 adopted, 351 stepchildren), 797 grandchildren, 240 brothers or sisters, 175 parents, 343 other relatives, 404 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,114 (1,237 male householders (1,069 living alone)), 1,551 female householders (1,436 living alone)), 326 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,908 (2,885 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,897 2-persons, 1,233 3-persons, 968 4-persons, 468 5-persons, 186 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,505 1-person, 251 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

2,969 married couples with children.
1,494 single-parent households (211 men, 1,283 women).

92.5% of residents of Houston County speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $171,225,000 ($7348 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,030,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $66,316,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,637,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,582,000
Federal grants: $55,928,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,192,000 ($2,071,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,569,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $437,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,890,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,493,000

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

Births: 1,362
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,617
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +243
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +75
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Houston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.61 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 106
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,776
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,095
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,167
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,677
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,212
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,005
  • 1940 to 1949: 476
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,013
Rooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 306
  • 4 rooms: 813
  • 5 rooms: 1,964
  • 6 rooms: 1,650
  • 7 rooms: 755
  • 8 rooms: 413
  • 9+ rooms: 306
  • 1 room: 56
  • 2 rooms: 217
  • 3 rooms: 243
  • 4 rooms: 504
  • 5 rooms: 505
  • 6 rooms: 267
  • 7 rooms: 119
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 272
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,595
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,672
  • 4 bedrooms: 639
  • 5+ bedrooms: 76
  • no bedroom: 69
  • 1 bedroom: 485
  • 2 bedrooms: 677
  • 3 bedrooms: 666
  • 4 bedrooms: 66
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 367
  • 1 vehicle: 2,126
  • 2 vehicles: 2,692
  • 3 vehicles: 793
  • 4 vehicles: 228
  • 5+ vehicles: 77
  • no vehicle: 471
  • 1 vehicle: 995
  • 2 vehicles: 367
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

55% of Houston County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Texas.

Houston County:

54.9%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 19140
  • Northeast: 139
  • Midwest: 1114
  • South: 1125
  • West: 915

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Houston County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.8%)
  • Utility gas (23.1%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Utility gas (42.0%)
  • Electricity (42.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.4%)
  • Wood (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 204
Here:

8.1%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 321
Here:

17.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Houston County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $111,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,138,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $872,000
    Police Protection: $847,000
    General - Other: $619,000
    Central Staff Services: $356,000
    Financial Administration: $312,000
    Corrections - Other: $113,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $99,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $514,000
    Regular Highways: $398,000
    Police Protection: $27,000
    Judicial: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,889,000

Houston County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Charges - All Other: $822,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $251,000
    Interest Earnings: $192,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $124,000
    Highways: $78,000
    General Support: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,296,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $622,000
    Total General Sales: $456,000
    NEC: $87,000

Houston County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,625,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,445,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $180,000

Houston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,444,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 894
  • Number of aged recipients: 171
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 723
  • Number of recipients under 18: 133
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 478
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 283
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 383
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 351
Houston County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Houston County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Houston County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23875.8 years
James23473.2 years
William20276.5 years
Mary18579.4 years
Willie12376.7 years
Robert11874.8 years
George11577.0 years
Charles9768.4 years
Annie7482.8 years
Henry7479.4 years
Most common last names in Houston County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16677.0 years
Jones14374.4 years
Johnson11275.9 years
Williams9077.1 years
Moore8475.9 years
Davis7873.1 years
Brown7378.3 years
Turner6679.4 years
Allen6278.2 years
Walker5474.0 years
Businesses in Houston County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike4
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
Holiday Inn1Sears1
KFC1Taco Bell1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture2UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1