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Houston County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 375.5 square miles
Population Density 372.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 147,658
Population change 5.5%
Under 5 years of age 7%
Under 18 25.9%
65 and over 11.3%
Females 51.2%
White 64.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.5
Asian 2.7%
Two or more races 2.7%
Black or African American 29.9%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 24%
Veterans 18,505
Households and Housing
Households 52,330
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.3%
Median household income $54,893
The per capita income $25,195
Live below the poverty line. 15.2%
housing units 59,707
Multi-unit structures 17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $132,900
Residents owning their homes. 67.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 8,657
Women-owned firms 29.1%
Asian-owned firms 6.2%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.8%
Black-owned firms 17.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,524,261
Retail sales per capita $11,610
Manufacturers shipments $1,422,893
Merchant wholesaler sales $0