Houston County is located in southeastern Minnesota. The County Seat is Caledonia and the largest city is La Crescent. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.houston.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,738 and the 2010 census population was 19,027. The land area is 552.06 square miles and there are 34.5 persons per square mile.
97.3% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 91.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,500, there are 7,809 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,450, the median household income is $52,545, and 10.9% of the persons in Houston County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,684. Retail sales (in $1000) were $152,459, and sales per capita were $7,810.
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