Houston County, Georgia Population 2024

174,173

Houston County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 174,173 with a growth rate of 1.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houston County, Georgia is the 14th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 140,414 and has seen a growth of 24.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029185,1682,1991.2%
2028182,9692,1991.22%
2027180,7702,1991.23%
2026178,5712,1991.25%
2025176,3722,1991.26%
2024174,1732,1991.28%
2023171,9742,1991.3%
2022169,7752,5471.52%
2021167,2282,8721.75%
2020164,3566,9294.4%
2019157,4272,4231.56%
2018155,0042,2471.47%
2017152,7571,4700.97%
2016151,2872,0901.4%
2015149,1977680.52%
2014148,4291,0770.73%
2013147,3521,7221.18%
2012145,6302,0731.44%
2011143,5573,1432.24%
2010140,41400%
199089,20811,60314.95%
198077,60514,68123.33%
197062,92423,77060.71%
196039,15418,19086.77%
195020,9649,66185.47%
194011,303230.2%
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%
186015,611-839-5.1%
185016,4506,73969.4%
18409,7112,34231.78%
18307,369-177,799-96.02%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.28% (2,199)
County Website
Houston County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
164,356
Area
376 mi²
Density
463 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
5.97% (9,817)
Founded
May 15, 1821

Houston County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White92,37756.29%
Black or African American51,97431.67%
Two or more races11,0936.76%
Asian5,3903.28%
Other race2,3461.43%
Native American6700.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2670.16%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Houston County, Georgia Population by Race

Houston County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Houston County, Georgia Median Age

36.1

Total

34.6

Male

37

Female

Houston County, Georgia Adults

There are 122,400 adults, (21,590 of whom are seniors) in Houston County, Georgia.

Houston County, Georgia Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Houston County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female84,22751.32%
Male79,89048.68%

Houston County, Georgia Population by Age

Houston County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All60,6072.6866.933.1
Married30,8063.3780.819.2
Non Family18,1461.1654.945.1
Female8,4813.2545.154.9
Male3,1743.1159.240.8

3.25

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Houston County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6332.44%
9th to 12th Grade4,9344.58%
High School Graduate29,35227.23%
Some College23,69221.98%
Associates Degree12,68611.77%
Bachelors Degree19,71818.29%
Graduate Degree14,78113.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Houston County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houston County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White62,50559,28820,834
Black32,53929,8909,921
Hispanic5,8104,7441,300
2+ Races5,3045,0681,540
Asian3,5162,9281,402
Other Race1,081791135
Native American41530025
Islander2672670

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.87%.

Houston County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,861$57,981$39,893
Less Than 9th Grade$33,201$35,885$27,387
High School Graduate$38,016$44,526$29,571
Some College$43,494$54,404$34,718
Bachelors Degree$57,035$76,481$47,912
Graduate Degree$76,381$89,362$66,789

$47,861

Average Earnings

$57,981

Average Male

$39,893

Average Female

Houston County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houston County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Houston County, Georgia Language

92.16% of Houston County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 7.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Houston County, Georgia Language

Houston County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black51,3476,59812.85%
White87,3845,1745.92%
Hispanic10,7882,13319.77%
Multiple10,8521,52014.01%
Asian5,3721,05519.64%
Other2,25540117.78%
Native67071.04%

9.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.35%

Male Poverty Rate

10.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houston County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 19.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Georgia is Native, with 1.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.04%.

Houston County, Georgia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.49%
High School12.51%
Some College7.45%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%

Houston County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.23%
Male Unemployed18.77%
Female Employed5.24%
Male Employed4.04%

Houston County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houston County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$76,968$92,873
Families$91,406$106,744
Married Families$111,350$125,474
Non Families$42,295$55,658

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Houston County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Houston County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Houston County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Houston County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17,884

Number of Veterans

14,973

Male Veterans

2,911

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War7,117
Second Gulf War6,425
Vietnam4,756
Korea408
World War II124

Houston County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 545,501
55 to 645,087
65 to 743,691
75+2,156
18 to 341,449

Houston County, Georgia Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White11,38016.5%
Black5,34714.58%
2+ Races92414.78%
Hispanic5397.68%
Other Race1208.24%
Asian962.48%
Native American101.75%
Islander72.62%

Houston County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Houston County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houston County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Houston County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Houston County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Houston County, Georgia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.14%

Born in Houston County, Georgia

93.69%

Native Born

6.31%

Foreign Born

2.8%

Non Citizen

3.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.69% of Houston County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 54.14% having been born in Georgia. 2.8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Houston County, Georgia Place of Birth

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