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Time Zone: Houston County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Dothan is the Seat for Houston County.

Houston County was founded in 1903. Houston was created by taking area from Dale, and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 88,787 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Houston represented 2% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
200088,787The Last Census

More information can be found on the Houston County Census Page for Houston County.


Below are some of the communities located in Houston County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Houston County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ashford   2,1001,85313.33% increase  
Taylor   2,0271,8986.8% increase  
Kinsey   2,0171,79612.31% increase  
Cowarts   1,6601,5467.37% increase  
Webb   1,3951,2987.47% increase  

Websites for Houston County

Official Website:   www.houstoncounty.org/

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

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