|Houston County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
1,237 sq mi (3,204 km²)
1,231 sq mi (3,188 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.48%
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 23,185. Its county seat is Crockett6. Houston County is named for Samuel Houston, one of the most important figures in the history of Texas, president of the Republic of Texas and Governor of Texas. Houston County was one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas, until a November 2007 vote was issued and residents woted for alchol sells in the county.
- Anderson County (north)
- Cherokee County (northeast)
- Angelina County (east)
- Trinity County (southeast)
- Walker County (south)
- Madison County (southwest)
- Leon County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,185 people, 8,259 households, and 5,756 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 10,730 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.57% White, 27.93% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.17% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 7.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,259 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.90% were married couples living together, 14.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 114.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,119, and the median income for a family was $35,033. Males had a median income of $29,143 versus $19,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,525. About 15.60% of families and 21.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and townsEdit
- Houston County government's website
- Houston County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Crockett Community Website
- Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce Preview
- Houston County and Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce
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