Houston County, AL

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2022 Population
107,040
0.644% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
0.968% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,064
9.64% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$164,900
12.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houston County, AL had a population of 107k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $55,064. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houston County, AL grew from 106,355 to 107,040, a 0.644% increase and its median household income grew from $50,222 to $55,064, a 9.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), White (Hispanic) (1.72%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.18%).

None of the households in Houston County, AL 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.

98.8% of the residents in Houston County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Houston County, AL are Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (150 degrees awarded in 2022) and Fortis College-Dothan (94 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Houston County, AL was $164,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%.

Most people in Houston County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Houston County, AL is home to a population of 107k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.53% of Houston County, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.71k people).

In 2022, there were 2.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.4k people) in Houston County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Houston County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houston County, AL was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.4k ± 243
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    29k ± 214
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.05k ± 281
3.59%
Hispanic Population
3.84k people

In 2022, there were 2.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.4k people) in Houston County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.59% of the people in Houston County, AL are hispanic (3.84k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.71k people
2.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.56k people

As of 2022, 2.53% of Houston County, AL residents (2.71k 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, AL was 2.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,323 ± 175
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,126 ± 230
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,620 ± 174

Houston County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houston County, AL employs 45.7k people. The largest industries in Houston County, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,792 people), Retail Trade (6,423 people), and Manufacturing (4,416 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,667), Utilities ($100,313), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,176).

Occupations

45.7k
2022 Value
± 1,056
1.31%
1 Year growth
± 3.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, AL grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 45.1k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston County, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,843 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,756 people), and Management Occupations (3,941 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.7k
2022 Value
± 1,056
1.31%
1 Year growth
± 3.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, AL grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 45.1k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston County, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,792 people), Retail Trade (6,423 people), and Manufacturing (4,416 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Houston County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,187
Median earning men ± $1,339
$30,611
Median earning women ± $1,216

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,198), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,563), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,640).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,261), Public Administration ($45,205), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,827).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% 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 11.2%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,090
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 734
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 697
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Houston County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 70.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28%), followed by Other (1.38%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

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 Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 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 Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Houston County, AL awarded 244 degrees. The student population of Houston County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 389 male students and 499 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houston County, AL are White (110 and 45.1%), followed by Black or African American (75 and 30.7%), Asian (39 and 16%), and Hispanic or Latino (15 and 6.15%).

The largest universities in Houston County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (150 and 61.5%) and Fortis College-Dothan (94 and 38.5%).

The most popular majors in Houston County, AL are Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (150 and 61.5%), Medical Assistant (59 and 24.2%), and HVAC Maintenance (18 and 7.38%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% 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 (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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, AL was $164,900 in 2022, which is 0.585 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,300 to $164,900, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston County, AL is 65.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houston County, AL have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houston County, AL is $55,064. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Houston County, AL was Census Tract 401 with a value of $76,458, followed by Census Tract 404 and Census Tract 409, with respective values of $72,163 and $65,750.

Property

$164,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,165
$27,196
Median Property Taxes
±$702

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, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.5% of the housing units in Houston County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 401
  2. Census Tract 404
  3. Census Tract 409

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston County, AL was Census Tract 401 with a value of $76,458, followed by Census Tract 404 and Census Tract 409, with respective values of $72,163 and $65,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Houston County, AL 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.
$55,064
Median Household Income
± $1,412
41.5k
Number of Households
± 932

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.5k households in Houston County, AL grew to $55,064 from the previous year's value of $50,222.

The following chart displays the households in Houston County, AL 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, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.26%)

In 2022, 85.8% of workers in Houston County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.18%) and those who worked at home (4.26%).

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

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston County, AL have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Houston County, AL 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, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houston County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston County, AL (18.9k out of 106k 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 Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston County, AL is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

88.3% of the population of Houston County, AL has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Houston County, AL see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.57% increase from the previous year (1114 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1501 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 627 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Houston County, AL

Primary care physicians in Houston County, AL see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 5.57% increase from the previous year (1,114 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.7%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
2.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston County, AL grew by 2.69% from 11.4% to 11.7%.

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

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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 83.6 in Houston County, AL.

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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 40.2% in Houston County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.3% in Houston County, AL.

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