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The 2000 Census showed that Houston County had a population of 88,787 people. This represented 2% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Houston had a population of 100,085 people. This is an increase of 12.72% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010101,547+14.37%+1.46% since 2009
2009100,085+12.72%+1.25% since 2008
200898,852+11.34%+1.5% since 2007
200797,392+9.69%+1.97% since 2006
200695,511+7.57%+2.03% since 2005
200593,614+5.44%+1.34% since 2004
200492,374+4.04%+1.35% since 2003
200391,147+2.66%+1.44% since 2002
200289,849+1.2%+0.46% since 2001
200189,437+0.73%+0.73% since 2000
200088,787The Last Census

Houston County had 39,571 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Houston County has a total area<3> of 581 square miles [1,506 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.29 square miles [3.35 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Houston County had a population density of 153 people per square mile [59.1 people/km²], making it the state's 10th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Houston County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Houston and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Houston County QuickFact (QF-01069).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Houston County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DaleQF-01045   NW48,14749,129-2%
GenevaQF-01061   W25,96125,7640.76%
HenryQF-01067   N16,64716,3102.07%
Jackson (FL)QF-12063   S50,93046,7558.93%
Early (GA)QF-13099   E11,56812,354-6.36%
Seminole (GA)QF-13253   SE9,0949,369-2.94%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Houston. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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