Houston County AL Information


Houston County Subdivisions

Houston County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 106,200
Population in Households 104,784
Population in Familes 86,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,416
Population Density1 183
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 42,797
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 29,010
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47,622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,548 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,249 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,825 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $131,074
Average Home Value $166,926


Median Household Income $40,987
Average Household Income $58,675
Per Capita Income $23,871
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.67%
Households 0.7% 0.66%
Families 0.55% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Houston County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 11 85th
Population Density1 # 10 87th
Diversity Index2 # 26 64th
Median Household Income # 20 72nd
Per Capita Income # 12 84th

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