Houston County

Houston County, Texas

Houston County, Texas

The Houston County Courthouse is located in the city of Crockett, Texas. Photograph by Renelibrary.

Houston County, the first county established by the Republic of Texas, is east of Waco in the East Texas Timberlands region. It is bordered on the north by Anderson County, on the east by Cherokee, Angelina, and Trinity counties, on the south by Walker and Madison counties, and on the west by Leon County. Its center lies at 31°20' north latitude and 99°25' west longitude. Crockett is the county seat and largest town. In addition to U.S. Highway 287 the county's transportation needs are served by State highways 7, 19, and 21 and the Union Pacific Railroad. Houston County covers 1,234 square miles, with elevations ranging from 200 to 300 feet. The Neches River forms the northeastern boundary of the county, and the Trinity River is the western boundary. The terrain is gently rolling to hilly. Soils are generally light colored and loamy, with very deep reddish clayey subsoils. In the southwest and west the soils are sandy with clayey subsoils. The predominant vegetation is mixed pine and hardwood forests. Between 21 and 30 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. The climate is subtropical and humid, with cool winters and hot summers. Temperatures range in January from an average low of 36° F to an average high of 58°, and in July from 71° to 94°. The average annual rainfall is 42 inches. The average annual snowfall is less than one inch. The growing season averages 260 days a year, with the last freeze in early March and the first in late November.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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150 ft – 552 ft

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Houston County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Houston County
Pop. Year Source
22,968 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Houston County
People Year Source
9,631 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$38,081 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Houston County
USD ($) Year Source
2,972,081,590 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Houston County
USD ($) Year Source
167,448,607 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Houston County
USD ($) Year Source
96,325,691 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
45.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
36.8 93.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Houston County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,230.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Houston County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,236.6 2019 United States Census Bureau