Houston County, Georgia Population 2020

Houston County, Georgia's estimated population is 160,131 with a growth rate of 1.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houston County, Georgia is the 14th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020160,1312,3311.48%
2019157,8002,3311.50%
2018155,4692,3311.52%
2017153,1381,4480.95%
2016151,6902,2781.52%
2015149,4127110.48%
2014148,7011,0620.72%
2013147,6391,7091.17%
2012145,9302,0661.44%
2011143,8643,1192.22%
2010140,74551,53757.77%
199089,20811,60314.95%
198077,60514,68123.33%
197062,92423,77060.71%
196039,15418,19086.77%
195020,9649,66185.47%
194011,303230.20%
193011,280-10,684-48.64%
192021,964-1,645-6.97%
191023,6099684.28%
190022,6411,0284.76%
189021,613-801-3.57%
188022,4142,0089.84%
187020,4064,79530.72%
186015,611-839-5.10%
185016,4506,73969.40%
18409,7112,34231.78%
18307,3690.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.48%
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Founded
May 15, 1821
County Seat

Houston County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White92,94361.27%
Black or African American46,23230.48%
Two or More Races5,5753.68%
Asian4,3922.90%
Some Other Race1,8981.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native6290.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.01%

Houston County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Houston County, Georgia Median Age

35.3


Total

33.7


Male

36.6


Female

Houston County, Georgia Adults

There are 112,681 adults, (18,488 of whom are seniors) in Houston County, Georgia.

Houston County, Georgia Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Houston County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

77,926

51.37%

Male

73,756

48.63%

Houston County, Georgia Households and Families

Houston County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houston County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.7%22.3%
All64.4%35.6%
Male54.7%45.3%
Non Family54.2%45.8%
Female41.9%58.1%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All56,1462.6764.4
Married28,8933.2177.7
Non Family15,9231.2654.2
Female8,6483.3941.9
Male2,6822.9854.7

3.14

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houston County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6652.69%
9th to 12th Grade6,3676.44%
High School Graduate26,90227.20%
Some College25,65525.93%
Associates Degree10,33310.45%
Bachelors Degree16,06716.24%
Graduate Degree10,93211.05%

Houston County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White60,46856,27117,146
Black28,37525,4256,953
Hispanic5,3083,893987
Asian3,1072,7191,509
Multiple Races1,8341,722383
Other Race1,134804279
Native American385346134
Islander1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,724$48,861$30,570
Less Than High School$20,195$24,846$13,457
High School Grad$27,443$33,288$22,071
Some College$36,614$48,694$27,718
Bachelors Degree$51,338$63,961$39,786
Graduate Degree$67,273$90,665$58,962

$38,724

Average Earnings

$48,861

Average Male

$30,570

Average Female

Houston County, Georgia Language

Houston County, Georgia Language by Age

Houston County, Georgia Language

91.29% of Houston County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 8.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.76% of the population.

Houston County, Georgia Poverty

Houston County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black45,50310,15622.32%
White85,0048,98610.57%
Hispanic9,8003,35534.23%
Multiple5,51393516.96%
Other1,82949527.06%
Asian4,3813908.90%
Native6296410.17%

15.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.55%

Male Poverty Rate

17.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houston County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 34.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Georgia is Asian, with 8.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.78%
High School16.11%
Some College9.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.05%
Male Unemployed26.89%
Female Employed9.58%
Male Employed5.19%

Houston County, Georgia Income

Houston County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,770$74,589
Families$68,368$85,308
Married Families$86,062$101,361
Non Families$37,535$44,569

Houston County, Georgia Marital Status

Houston County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Houston County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Houston County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Houston County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Houston County, Georgia Veterans

17,390

Number of Veterans

14,799

Male Veterans

2,591

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War8,143
Second Gulf War6,578
Vietnam5,078
Korea696
World War II252
Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,820
55 to 644,036
65 to 742,842
75+1,958
18 to 341,734
Name Veterans % of Total
White11,74416.80%
Black5,06515.44%
Hispanic64710.59%
2 or More33814.41%
Other17412.11%
Asian471.39%
Hawaiian13100.00%
Indian92.13%

$Houston County, Georgia Veterans by Education

5.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houston County, Georgia Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Houston County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.69%

Born in Georgia

94.64%

Native Born

5.36%

Foreign Born

2.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.64% of Houston County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 55.69% having been born in Georgia. 2.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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