Houston County, TX

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2020 Population
22,942
0.0523% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.8
1.57% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
19%
12.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,838
7.74% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$107,500
6.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Houston County, TX had a population of 22.9k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $40,838. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Houston County, TX declined from 22,954 to 22,942, a −0.0523% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,904 to $40,838, a 7.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.963%).

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.

98.1% of the residents in Houston County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Houston County, TX was $107,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Houston County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Houston County, TX is home to a population of 22.9k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.96% of Houston County, TX residents were born outside of the country (678 people).

In 2020, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Houston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.68k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
97.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Houston County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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)
    14.1k ± 26
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.68k ± 163
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.01k ± 216
11.4%
Hispanic Population
2.61k people

In 2020, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Houston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.68k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Houston County, TX are hispanic (2.61k 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

2.96%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
678 people
3.25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
746 people

As of 2020, 2.96% of Houston County, TX residents (678 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houston County, TX was 3.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    752 ± 135
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    227 ± 105
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    176 ± 89

Houston County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Houston County, TX employs 8.09k people. The largest industries in Houston County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,545 people), Manufacturing (757 people), and Educational Services (740 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,972), Public Administration ($39,356), and Educational Services ($38,672).

Occupations

8.09k
2020 Value
± 651
−1.71%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Houston County, TX declined at a rate of −1.71%, from 8.23k employees to 8.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (926 people), Production Occupations (628 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (613 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

8.09k
2020 Value
± 651
−1.71%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Houston County, TX declined at a rate of −1.71%, from 8.23k employees to 8.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,545 people), Manufacturing (757 people), and Educational Services (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

$30,947
Median earning men ± $3,981
$22,081
Median earning women ± $2,125

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,839), Public Administration ($41,477), and Manufacturing ($40,607).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($32,102), Construction ($30,556), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($28,778).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 36 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 36 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Houston County, TX was $107,500 in 2020, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $100,700 to $107,500, a 6.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston County, TX is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Houston County, TX have an average commute time of 27.2 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 $40,838. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Houston County, TX was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $53,716, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $44,281 and $43,158.

Property

$107,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,889
$5,797
Median Property Taxes
±$479

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

70.4%
Homeownership
2020
61.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.4% of the housing units in Houston County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston County, TX was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $53,716, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $44,281 and $43,158.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,838
Median Household Income
± $2,097
8.23k
Number of Households
± 603

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.23k households in Houston County, TX grew to $40,838 from the previous year's value of $37,904.

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.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (87.9%)
  2. Carpooled (6.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.95%)

In 2020, 87.9% of workers in Houston County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.72%) and those who worked at home (3.95%).

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

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston County, TX have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.82% 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

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston County, TX (3.78k out of 19.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 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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85.3% of the population of Houston County, TX has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.84% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Houston County, TX see 5792 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.643% increase from the previous year (5755 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3828 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4594 patients per year.

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

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,792 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Houston County, TX

Primary care physicians in Houston County, TX see an average of 5,792 patients per year. This represents a 0.643% increase from the previous year (5,755 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

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

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

14.7%
Uninsured
35.2%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.84%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston County, TX declined by 1.62% from 14.9% to 14.7%.

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 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.3 in Houston County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.4% in Houston County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.2% in Houston County, TX.

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