Waller County, Texas
Waller County: County in Texas, United States
Waller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,205 and a population density of 32 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 57,452 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hempstead. The county was created 150 years ago in 1872.
Waller County is located in southeastern Texas, northwest of Houston. As of the 2020 census, the population was 57,187 making it the 39th most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Hempstead.
Waller County was established in 1873 and named after Texas Revolution leader Edwin Waller. Hempstead became the county seat in 1874. The economy was based on ranching and agriculture.
20th century growth
The county transitioned to a more industrial economy in the 1900s, focused on oil, gas, and manufacturing. The population grew with suburban sprawl from Houston.
Oil and gas
Oil and natural gas extraction and production is a major industry. There are thousands of wells and extensive pipeline infrastructure.
Other important economic activities include food processing, furniture manufacturing, and metal fabrication. Many firms are located in the city of Brookshire.
Cattle ranching and hay production are still important agricultural pursuits.
Top attractions include:
- Liendo Plantation - restored 19th century plantation home
- Prairie View A&M University - historic black college
- Hempstead - quaint historic downtown district
Quick Facts about Waller County
|Population :||57,452 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Texas (United States)|
|Area :||1343 km2|
|Water as percent of area :||0.8%|
|Land as percent of area :||99.2%|
|Named for :||Edwin Waller|
|Altitude :||203 feet / 62 meters|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1873|
|Time Zone :||Central Time Zone|
|Local time :||15:13:50 (29th November 2023)|
|Density :||43 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||24.8% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||41℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather|
Waller County map
The largest city of Waller County is Hempstead with a population of 8,835. Other cities include, Prairie View population 7,013, Brookshire population 6,095, Waller population 3,572 and Pattison population 646. See all Waller County cities & populated places.
Waller County Populated Places
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Waller County.
|Hempstead||8,835||City in Texas, USA|
|Prairie View||7,013||City in Texas|
|Brookshire||6,095||City in Waller County, Texas, United States|
|Waller||3,572||City in Texas, USA|
|Pattison||646||City in Waller County, Texas, United States|
Waller County forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southeast wind 0 to 5 mph. more
- Official Website
Official website of Waller County
The population of Waller County increased by 24.8% in 10 years.
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