Houston County GA Information


Houston County Subdivisions

Houston County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 151,755
Daytime Population: Workers 71,392
Daytime Population: Residents 83,049
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 154,441
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 150,180
Population in Familes 126,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,575
Population Density2 404
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $57,047
Average Household Income $72,572
Per Capita Income $27,900


Total Housing Units 63,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,125 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,480 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,024 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $141,598
Average Home Value $173,466


Total Households 57,605
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 40,713
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 1.18%
Households 1.14% 1.19%
Families 1.0% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.65%


Houston County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 91st
Population Density # 22 87th
Diversity Index # 32 81st
Median Household Income # 16 91st
Per Capita Income # 16 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.

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