Houston County, TX

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2022 Population
22,107
0.812% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.9
0.454% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.6%
7.29% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,043
17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,300
8.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houston County, TX had a population of 22.1k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $51,043. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houston County, TX declined from 22,288 to 22,107, a −0.812% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,644 to $51,043, a 17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (60%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.16%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.87%).

None of the households in Houston County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Houston County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Houston County, TX was $128,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.4%.

Most people in Houston County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Houston County, TX is home to a population of 22.1k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.94% of Houston County, TX residents were born outside of the country (649 people).

In 2022, there were 2.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Houston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.24k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Houston County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houston County, TX was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 97
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.26k ± 197
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 277
12.3%
Hispanic Population
2.71k people

In 2022, there were 2.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Houston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.24k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.3% of the people in Houston County, TX are hispanic (2.71k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Houston County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.94%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
649 people
3.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
678 people

As of 2022, 2.94% of Houston County, TX residents (649 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houston County, TX was 3.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    620 ± 124
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    199 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    182 ± 89

Houston County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houston County, TX employs 7.82k people. The largest industries in Houston County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people), Educational Services (789 people), and Retail Trade (740 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,730), Manufacturing ($55,815), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,942).

Occupations

7.82k
2022 Value
± 642
6.34%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, TX grew at a rate of 6.34%, from 7.35k employees to 7.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (970 people), Management Occupations (766 people), and Production Occupations (600 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.82k
2022 Value
± 642
6.34%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, TX grew at a rate of 6.34%, from 7.35k employees to 7.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people), Educational Services (789 people), and Retail Trade (740 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Houston County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,489
Median earning men ± $3,334
$23,723
Median earning women ± $1,856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($58,173), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,375), and Public Administration ($49,046).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($38,000), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,875), and Manufacturing ($31,133).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 123
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 119
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 67
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Houston County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 74.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.593%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston County, TX was $128,300 in 2022, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $118,100 to $128,300, a 8.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston County, TX is 69.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houston County, TX have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houston County, TX is $51,043. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Houston County, TX was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $64,896, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $54,461 and $50,329.

Property

$128,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,788
$5,180
Median Property Taxes
±$427

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Houston County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.4%
Homeownership
2022
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.4% of the housing units in Houston County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston County, TX was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $64,896, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $54,461 and $50,329.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Houston County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$51,043
Median Household Income
± $5,361
7.46k
Number of Households
± 581

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.46k households in Houston County, TX grew to $51,043 from the previous year's value of $43,644.

The following chart displays the households in Houston County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Houston County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (5%)

In 2022, 82.4% of workers in Houston County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.71%) and those who worked at home (5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston County, TX have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.9% of the workforce in Houston County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Houston County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houston County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston County, TX (3.37k out of 19.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston County, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.7% of the population of Houston County, TX has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Houston County, TX see 5742 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.863% decrease from the previous year (5792 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4567 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4567 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,742 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Houston County, TX

Primary care physicians in Houston County, TX see an average of 5,742 patients per year. This represents a 0.863% decrease from the previous year (5,792 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Houston County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.3%
Uninsured
31.1%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston County, TX grew by 4.77% from 15.5% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Houston County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 71.7 in Houston County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.5% in Houston County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.7% in Houston County, TX.

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