Houston County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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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 2019:22,968More data
Estimate 2018:23,068 
Estimate 2017:23,089 
Estimate 2016:22,897 
Estimate 2015:22,747 
Estimate 2014:22,809 
Estimate 2013:22,809 
Estimate 2012:23,213 
Estimate 2011:23,434 
Census 2010:23,732More data
Census 2000:23,185More data
Population of the County Seat (Crockett)
Census 2010:6,950 
Census 2000:7,141 
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:6,385More data
Grapeland city:1,443More data
Kennard city:325More data
Latexo city:314More data
Lovelady city:627More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,231.0More data
Water Area:5.6More 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
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:11.4%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:71.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:25.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:61.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:24.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:19.9%More data
65 and Older:22.0%More data
85 and Older:2.8%More data
Median Age:44.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$38,081More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$882,307,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$39,533More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:26.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:40.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$49,460More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$46,689 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$45,698 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$48,290 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$47,666 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.540000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,972,081,590More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,306,220,880More data
Total Actual Levy:$7,053,593More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$1,618,438More data
CY 2018:$1,168,946 
CY 2017:$1,039,013 
CY 2016:$1,158,047 
CY 2015:$1,243,983 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:33.539More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:120.852More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:246.038More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.935More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:401.364More data
City Streets:79.111More data
Certified County Roads:724.787More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:160.830More data
Off-System Subtotal:964.728More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,366.092More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:107.854More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:266.273More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:492.076More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.870More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:868.073More data
City Streets:158.222More data
Certified County Roads:1,449.574More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:321.660More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,929.456More data
County Total:2,797.529More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Houston County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.