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Hempstead, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hempstead had a population of 6,126 as of July 1, 2017. Hempstead ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hempstead is located at latitude 30.097 and longitude -96.079 in Waller County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hempstead (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Waller County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The City of Hempstead (GNIS ID: 2410740) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hempstead is located within Hempstead Division of Waller County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hempstead population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hempstead, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,126
Daytime Population: Workers 2,408
Daytime Population: Residents 4,006
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,414
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 5,989
Population in Familes 4,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 1,106
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $37,398
Average Household Income $52,282
Per Capita Income $19,151


Total Housing Units 2,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,120 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,003 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $136,795
Average Home Value $206,792


Total Households 2,123
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 1,451
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.83% 1.17%
Households 0.76% 1.14%
Families 0.9% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Hempstead, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hempstead to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 352 80th
Population Density # 651 63rd
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 1324 24th
Per Capita Income # 1293 26th

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