Houston County, GA

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2022 Population
164,117
1.82% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.557% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.75%
5.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,968
9.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$189,500
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
75,113
1.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houston County, GA had a population of 164k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $76,968. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houston County, GA grew from 161,177 to 164,117, a 1.82% increase and its median household income grew from $70,313 to $76,968, a 9.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.56%).

None of the households in Houston County, GA 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.

97.2% of the residents in Houston County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Houston County, GA are Central Georgia Technical College (4,744 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Houston County, GA was $189,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

Most people in Houston County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Houston County, GA is home to a population of 164k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.17% of Houston County, GA residents were born outside of the country (10.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.5k people) in Houston County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Houston County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houston County, GA was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    88.5k ± 217
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.4k ± 1.02k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.89k ± 1.09k
6.77%
Hispanic Population
11.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.5k people) in Houston County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.77% of the people in Houston County, GA are hispanic (11.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people
6.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.4k people

As of 2022, 6.17% of Houston County, GA residents (10.1k 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, GA was 6.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,425 ± 745
  2. Vietnam
    3,959 ± 489
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,686 ± 641

Houston County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houston County, GA employs 75.1k people. The largest industries in Houston County, GA are Public Administration (11,972 people), Retail Trade (9,895 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,331 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($78,368), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,512), and Utilities ($56,250).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

75.1k
2022 Value
± 2,856
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 5.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, GA grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 73.9k employees to 75.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,234 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,961 people), and Management Occupations (6,680 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

75.1k
2022 Value
± 2,856
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 5.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, GA grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 73.9k employees to 75.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston County, GA, are Public Administration (11,972 people), Retail Trade (9,895 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,331 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Houston County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,632
Median earning men ± $2,756
$37,623
Median earning women ± $1,516

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,903), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,413), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,795).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,517), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,662), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($40,708).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% 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 11.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,188
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 678
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 581
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Houston County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.41%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

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 Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 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 Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Houston County, GA awarded 4,744 degrees. The student population of Houston County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,841 male students and 5,842 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houston County, GA are Black or African American (2,176 and 46%), followed by White (2,096 and 44.4%), Hispanic or Latino (249 and 5.27%), and Two or More Races (109 and 2.31%).

The largest universities in Houston County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Central Georgia Technical College (4,744 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Houston County, GA are Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies (306 and 6.45%), Welding Technology (294 and 6.2%), and Customer Service Support Operation (253 and 5.33%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 9,683 students enrolled in Houston County, GA, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 4,599 records, of which 65.1% were women and 34.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Houston County, GA was Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies with 306 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Houston County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
4,744 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Georgia Technical College with 4,744 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,900 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Houston County, GA, which is 0.668 times less than the 2,844 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 2,176 degrees mean that there were 1.04 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,096 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($682) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,706) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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, GA was $189,500 in 2022, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $161,200 to $189,500, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston County, GA is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houston County, GA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houston County, GA is $76,968. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Houston County, GA was Census Tract 211.08 with a value of $98,352, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 209, with respective values of $84,910 and $77,917.

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Houston County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.19%.

Property

$189,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,595
$40,563
Median Property Taxes
±$1,969

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, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Houston County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.9% of the housing units in Houston County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 211.08
  2. Census Tract 206
  3. Census Tract 209

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston County, GA was Census Tract 211.08 with a value of $98,352, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 209, with respective values of $84,910 and $77,917.

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

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Household Income

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$76,968
Median Household Income
± $4,298
60.6k
Number of Households
± 2,423

In 2022, the median household income of the 60.6k households in Houston County, GA grew to $76,968 from the previous year's value of $70,313.

The following chart displays the households in Houston County, GA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Houston County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.16%)

In 2022, 81.6% of workers in Houston County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.23%) and those who worked at home (7.16%).

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

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston County, GA have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Houston County, GA 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, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houston County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Houston County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.19%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston County, GA (15.8k out of 162k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston County, GA is Black, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.6% of the children was living in poverty in Houston County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 362 in Houston County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 13.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.6% of the population of Houston County, GA has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 8.12% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 7.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Houston County, GA see 1794 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.774% decrease from the previous year (1808 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1862 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 609 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,794 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Houston County, GA

Primary care physicians in Houston County, GA see an average of 1,794 patients per year. This represents a 0.774% decrease from the previous year (1,808 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
8.12%
Medicare
17.8%
Non-Group
7.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston County, GA declined by 0.0318% from 10.5% to 10.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.1 in Houston County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 34.9% in Houston County, GA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in Houston County, GA.

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