Demographics

As the 14th largest of Georgia’s 159 counties, Houston County’s population continues to grow. Houston County’s population grew from 89,208 in 1990 to 150,033 in 2016, and experienced a 7.2% growth rate from 2010 to 2016.

Houston County Population
Population, 2016 150,033
Population, 2010 139,900

Population by Race
White alone, 2014 63.6%
Black or African American alone, 2014 30.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native, alone, 2014 0.4%
Asian alone, 2014 2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, 2014 0.2%
Two or More Races, 2014 2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, 2014 6.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, 2014 58.3%
Foreign born persons, 2010-2014 5.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2010-2014 8.7%


Population by Age
Persons under 5 years, 2014 6.9%
Persons under 18 years, 2014 25.7%
Persons 65 years and over, 2014 11.7%
Educational Attainment/Background
High school graduate or higher, persons age 25+, 2010-2014 89.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+, 2010-2014 23.2%
Veterans, 2010-2014 18,645
Housing
Housing units, 2014 60,555
Homeownership rate, 2010-2014 66%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, 2010-2014 17.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2014 $132,300
Household Income
Households, 2010-2014 52,564
Persons per household, 2010-2014 2.74
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2014 dollars), 2010-2014 $24,613
Median household income, 2010-2014 $55,170
Persons below poverty level, 2010-2014 17.2%

Did you know... The largest industrial complex in Georgia is strategically located in Houston County within a 2 hour flight of 80% of the entire U.S. population.