Mission Statement: To identify the specific needs of the individuals residing in Houston County and, through collaborative efforts, connect residents with community resources that can meet those needs.
To have a working knowledge of resources within Houston County to connect homeless, veterans, and low-income individuals and families.
Houston County, GA is a county located in the central portion of the State of Georgia. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 139,900 people, 53,051 households, and 37,874 families residing in the county.
The racial makeup of the county was 63.3% white, 28.6% black or African American, 2.4% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.1% of the population.
Of the 53,051 households, 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, 28.6% were non families, and 24% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 34.5 years.
The median annual income for a household in the county was $55,098 and the median income for a family was $67,227. Males had a median income of $47,557 versus $34,239 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,206. About 10.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.