Houston County, Georgia

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Houston County, Georgia
Houston County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Old Houston County courthouse in Perry
Map of Georgia highlighting Houston County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded May 15, 1821
Named for John Houstoun
Seat Perry
Largest city Warner Robins
Area
 • Total 380 sq mi (984 km2)
 • Land 376 sq mi (974 km2)
 • Water 4.4 sq mi (11 km2), 1.2%
Population
 • (2010) 139,900
 • Density 373/sq mi (144/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.houstoncountyga.com

Houston County /ˈhstən/ is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,900.[1] Its county seat is Perry.[2] The county was created on May 15, 1821, as one of five counties in the state, and later reduced in size with the formation of Bibb, Crawford, Pike, Macon, and Peach counties.[3] It was named after Georgia governor John Houstoun, with the spelling being a common 19th-century variation.[4]

Houston County is included in the Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Macon-Warner Robins, GA Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 380 square miles (980 km2), of which 376 square miles (970 km2) is land and 4.4 square miles (11 km2) (1.2%) is water.[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 7,369
1840 9,711 31.8%
1850 16,450 69.4%
1860 15,611 −5.1%
1870 20,406 30.7%
1880 22,414 9.8%
1890 21,613 −3.6%
1900 22,641 4.8%
1910 23,609 4.3%
1920 21,964 −7.0%
1930 11,280 −48.6%
1940 11,303 0.2%
1950 20,964 85.5%
1960 39,154 86.8%
1970 62,924 60.7%
1980 77,605 23.3%
1990 89,208 15.0%
2000 110,765 24.2%
2010 139,900 26.3%
Est. 2013 147,658 5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 139,900 people, 53,051 households, 58,325 housing units, and 37,874 families residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 63.3% White, 28.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. 6.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 53,051 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 20, 20.9% from 20 to 34, 34.4% from 35 to 59, and 15.1% who were 60 years of age or older. The median age was 34.5 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $55,098. About 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Houston County". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  4. ^ Houston County, Georgia - Centerville, Perry, Warner Robins - Georgia's Most Progressive County!
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 32°28′N 83°40′W / 32.46°N 83.67°W / 32.46; -83.67