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0.34% growth
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Median Household Income
0.9% growth
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0.59% decline
Median Property Value
1.22% growth

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The economy of Houston County, AL employs 43,805 people. The economy of Houston County, AL is specialized in Utilities; Wholesale trade; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.98; 1.35; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Houston County, AL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,597), Retail trade (6,342), and Manufacturing (4,225), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,972), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,375), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,716).

Median household income in Houston County, AL is $41,945. Males in Houston County, AL have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,875. The income inequality of Houston County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Houston County, AL. In Houston County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 89 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,997. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Houston County, AL is home to a population of 103,891 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Houston County, AL is composed of 70,077 White residents (67.5%), 27,401 Black residents (26.4%), 3,311 Hispanic residents (3.19%), 1,745 Two+ residents (1.68%), and 853 Asian residents (0.82%). The most common foreign languages in Houston County, AL are Spanish (2,586 speakers), Chinese (212 speakers), and Vietnamese (206 speakers), but compared to other places, Houston County, AL has a relative high number of German (201 speakers), Gujarati (69 speakers), and Vietnamese (206 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Houston County, AL awarded 81 degrees. The student population of Houston County, AL is skewed towards females, with 18 male students and 63 female students. Most students in Houston County, AL are White (41 and 50.6%), followed by Black or African American (38 and 46.9%), Two or more races (1 and 1.23%), and American Indian (1 and 1.23%). The largest universities in Houston County, AL by number of graduates are Fortis College-Dothan (81 and 100%), Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (0 and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Houston County, AL are Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (40 and 49.4%), HVAC Maintenance (14 and 17.3%), and Medical Office Assistant (14 and 17.3%). The median tuition costs in Houston County, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston County, AL is $124,800, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $123,300 to $124,800, a 1.22% increase. The homeownership rate of Houston County, AL is 64.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Houston County, AL have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Houston County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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