Houston County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2016:22,754More data
Estimate 2015:22,675 
Estimate 2014:22,701 
Estimate 2013:22,738 
Estimate 2012:23,143 
Estimate 2011:23,370 
Census 2010:23,732More data
Census 2000:23,185More data
Population of the County Seat (Crockett)
Census 2010:6,950 
Census 2000:7,141 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN HOUSTON COUNTY - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Crockett city:6,544More data
Grapeland city:1,419More data
Kennard city:324More data
Latexo city:309More data
Lovelady city:621More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,230.9More data
Water Area:5.7More data
Total Area:1,236.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:19.28More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:26.51More data
Percent Rural:73.49More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:11.1%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:71.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:25.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:61.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:25.0%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:19.6%More data
65 and Older:20.9%More data
85 and Older:2.7%More data
Median Age:44.4More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$36,913More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$841,067,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$37,536More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:27.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:35.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:82.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:14.5% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$42,595More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$39,781 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$37,861 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$36,765 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$35,207 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$48,290More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$47,666 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$43,429 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$40,785 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$38,996 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:7.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.504000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,825,411,910More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,362,204,302More data
Total Actual Levy:$6,865,510More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$1,158,047More data
CY 2015:$1,243,983 
CY 2014:$1,020,320 
CY 2013:$1,110,528 
CY 2012:$942,195 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN HOUSTON COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:33.630More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:121.168More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:246.490More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.943More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:402.231More data
City Streets:79.112More data
Certified County Roads:724.790More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:160.830More data
Off-System Subtotal:964.732More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,366.963More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:105.794More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:267.135More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:492.980More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.886More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:867.795More data
City Streets:158.224More data
Certified County Roads:1,449.580More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:321.660More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,929.464More data
County Total:2,797.259More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Houston County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Houston County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Houston County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Houston County»

Special Districts in Houston County.
School Districts in Houston County.
History of City Tax Rates in Houston County.

Airports in Houston County.
Hospitals in Houston County.
Prisons in Houston County.