Historic Houston County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:23,732
Census 2000:23,185
Census 1990:21,375
Census 1980:22,299
Census 1970:17,855
Census 1960:19,376
Census 1950:22,825
Census 1940:31,137
Census 1930:30,017
Census 1920:28,601
Census 1910:29,564
Census 1900:25,452
Census 1890:19,360
Census 1880:16,702
Census 1870:8,147
Census 1860:8,058
Census 1850:2,721
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2721 people in 1850 8058 people in 1860 8147 people in 1870 16702 people in 1880 19360 people in 1890 25452 people in 1900 29564 people in 1910 28601 people in 1920 30017 people in 1930 31137 people in 1940 22825 people in 1950 19376 people in 1960 17855 people in 1970 22299 people in 1980 21375 people in 1990 23185 people in 2000 23732 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer2.4   2.4
1990 - 2000:spacer8.5   8.5
1980 - 1990:spacer-4.1   -4.1
1970 - 1980:spacer24.9   24.9
1960 - 1970:spacer-7.8   -7.8
1950 - 1960:spacer-15.1   -15.1
1940 - 1950:spacer-26.7   -26.7
1930 - 1940:spacer3.7   3.7
1920 - 1930:spacer5.0   5.0
1910 - 1920:spacer-3.3   -3.3
1900 - 1910:spacer16.2   16.2
1890 - 1900:spacer31.5   31.5
1880 - 1890:spacer15.9   15.9
1870 - 1880:spacer105.0   105.0
1860 - 1870:spacer1.1   1.1
1850 - 1860:spacer196.1   196.1