Houston County, Texas Population 2021

Houston County, Texas's estimated population is 22,768 with a growth rate of -0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houston County, Texas is the 110th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 23,682 and has seen a growth of -3.86% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,768-100-0.44%
202022,868-100-0.44%
201922,968-100-0.43%
201823,068-21-0.09%
201723,0891920.84%
201622,8971500.66%
201522,747-62-0.27%
201422,8090.00%
201322,809-404-1.74%
201223,213-221-0.94%
201123,434-248-1.05%
201023,6822,30710.79%
199021,375-924-4.14%
198022,2994,44424.89%
197017,855-1,521-7.85%
196019,376-3,449-15.11%
195022,825-8,312-26.69%
194031,1371,1203.73%
193030,0171,4164.95%
192028,601-963-3.26%
191029,5644,11216.16%
190025,4526,09231.47%
189019,3602,65815.91%
188016,7028,555105.01%
18708,147891.10%
18608,0585,337196.14%
18502,7210.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.44%
County Website
State
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
23,682
Growth Since 2010
-3.86%
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Houston County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,00369.72%
Black or African American5,88825.65%
Some Other Race4732.06%
Two or More Races4201.83%
Asian880.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.36%
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Houston County, Texas Population by Race

Houston County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Houston County, Texas Median Age

44.5


Total

43.3


Male

47.5


Female

Houston County, Texas Adults

There are 18,456 adults, (4,893 of whom are seniors) in Houston County, Texas.

Houston County, Texas Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Houston County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

10,502

45.75%

Male

12,452

54.25%

Houston County, Texas Population by Age

Houston County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Houston County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All70%30%
Male59.4%40.6%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female47.4%52.6%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houston County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2522.470
Married3,9572.9885.7
Non Family2,8331.1257.9
Female1,0293.4347.4
Male433359.4

3.01

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Houston County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0276.17%
9th to 12th Grade2,10012.62%
High School Graduate6,02336.19%
Some College3,71522.32%
Associates Degree1,2457.48%
Bachelors Degree1,91011.47%
Graduate Degree6253.75%
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Houston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,9299,6812,238
Black4,0163,060170
Hispanic1,49359570
Other Race20011518
2+ Races15212538
Native American826811
Asian756632

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.67%.

Houston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,861$30,829$19,817
Less Than 9th Grade$16,771$18,729$13,621
High School Graduate$24,126$27,277$17,284
Some College$25,116$32,468$18,849
Bachelors Degree$39,798$45,147$38,468
Graduate Degree$44,531$44,219$45,625

$25,861

Average Earnings

$30,829

Average Male

$19,817

Average Female

Houston County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houston County, Texas Language by Age

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Houston County, Texas Language

91.20% of Houston County, Texas residents speak only English, while 8.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.14% of the population.

Houston County, Texas Language

Houston County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,8071,97341.04%
White12,9491,51811.72%
Hispanic1,74865837.64%
Other47031767.45%
Multiple36713937.87%
Asian791316.46%
Native25728.00%

21.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.02%

Male Poverty Rate

23.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houston County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Texas is Other, with 67.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Texas is White, with 11.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.09%.

Houston County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.06%
High School18.52%
Some College12.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%

Houston County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.85%
Female Employed17.71%
Male Employed10.52%
Male Unemployed9.80%

Houston County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houston County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,904$51,799
Families$47,624$60,732
Married Families$53,187-
Non Families$20,925$32,441
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Income by Household Type

Houston County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Houston County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Houston County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Houston County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Houston County, Texas Marital Status

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1,734

Number of Veterans

1,658

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam738
First Gulf War243
Korea174
Second Gulf War118
World War II52

Houston County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+576
65 to 74523
55 to 64342
35 to 54261
18 to 3432

Houston County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,46711.21%
Black2294.92%
Asian2427.27%
Hispanic211.19%
2+ Races93.63%
Native American56.10%

Houston County, Texas Veterans by Race

Houston County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houston County, Texas Veterans by Education

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44.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.3%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Houston County, Texas Employment by Age

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Houston County, Texas Employment by Race

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Houston County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.26%

Born in Houston County, Texas

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

2.21%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of Houston County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 81.26% having been born in Texas. 2.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Houston County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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